Source: Nestle® Very Best Baking

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts
Crushed gingersnaps are the base for these delicate pumpkin and cream cheese cups. These can be topped with sour cream and semi-sweet morsels and will make a big impression on your buffet table.
Rating:
Serves: 12
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

 

 
2/3 cup gingersnap cookies, crushed
2 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1 package cream cheese, softened
1 cup LIBBY ® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 tablespoon sour cream, (optional)
2 tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate morsels, (optional)




PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Paper-line 12 muffin cups.

COMBINE cookie crumbs and butter in small bowl. Press scant tablespoon onto bottom of each of prepared muffin cups. Bake for 5 minutes.

BEAT cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until blended. Add eggs; beat well. Pour into muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Remove tarts from pan; refrigerate. Garnish with sour cream. Place morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 20 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over tarts.