Tuesday Treats: Mini Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecakes

I’ve shared this recipe before but since it’s now officially Pumpkin Spice Latte season, figure it’s time to share it again. This recipe is perfect for flavor fans. Enjoy it with plain coffee or your very own latte.

Total Time: 4 Hr.
Prep Time: 30 Min.
Cook Time: 3 Hr. 30 Min.
24 servings

Serve the flavor of fall with Mini Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecakes! Our pumpkin spice latte cheesecakes feature canned pumpkin, instant coffee and more.

What You Need
24 European-style cookies for coffee (speculoos cookies), finely crushed (about 1-3/4 cups)
1 cup sugar, divided
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
2-1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
3 egg s
1 Tbsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee
1 cup whipping cream

Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 325°F.
2 – Combine cookie crumbs and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottoms of 24 paper-lined muffin cups, adding about 1 Tbsp. crumb mixture to each cup.
3 – Beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup of the remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add pumpkin, 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Stir in coffee granules until completely dissolved. Spoon over crusts.
4 – Bake 26 to 30 min. or until centers are almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours.
5 – Beat whipping cream with remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar in clean bowl with mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Spoon into pastry bag; use to pipe whipped cream over cheesecakes. Sprinkle with remaining pumpkin pie spice.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – How to Pipe the Whipped Cream: Insert decorating tip in pastry bag. Fold down top of pastry bag about halfway, forming a cuff. Fill bag halfway with whipped cream. Unfold cuffed top and twist bag until it’s tight against the whipped cream. To pipe, hold bag firmly and squeeze from the top, keeping bag twisted closed to prevent leaking from the top of bag.

Tip 2 – Substitute: Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.

My Tips
Speculoos: What the heck, you say?!? This is a type of Belgian coffee and spice cookie. You can also use Biscoff cookies. You can find speculoos at Trader Joe’s and Biscoffs at Walmart.

Piping: You can use a plastic bag with the corner cut in lieu of a pastry bag. Or, I’ve been known to use my cookie press with a piping tip.

If y’all want any additional details, CLICK HERE for all the nutrional details at My Food and Family. There’s one of my characters who won’t admit–

“I’m not f*cking afraid to admit it!”

“Okay, Sade. You admit that you have a love of pumpkin spice lattes. But see, the deal is, I feature a character who actually uses the recipe.”

“That’s not f*cking fair.”

“Sure it is. Because you don’t cook. And language, Sade. This is a PG blog.”

“I can make effing coffee. And there’s this little bakery down in the French Quarter that makes these muffins. I bet they’re even better than yours. So there.”

“Okay, okay. I’ll let you be the featured character today. Does that make you happy? Y’all know what to do–Sade’s story starts in THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC, down in New Orleans. Where there is cafe au lait, and lattes, and pumpkin spice muffins, all given five stars by our very own FBI Special Agent Sade Marquis. The book is available wide so click on the cover or the title for the universal link to your favorite on-line bookstore. What about y’all? Is pumpkin spice anything an annual favorite?”

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Mini Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecakes

  1. I do love me some pumpkin cheesecake, but I use very little spice. Of course, I’m low-spice in pretty much everything.

    LOL, Sade kills me.

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