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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes: Cupcake Show #12

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These delectable cupcakes can eaten right out of your hand, or dressed up to make a fancy dessert. Either way, make sure to have some whipped cream on hand!
Ingredients
For crust
  Graham crackers 5
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 3 Tablespoon, melted
For the filling
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Canned pumpkin puree 15 Ounce
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon zest 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), whipped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 300˚F.
2. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
For crust
3. In a zip lock bag, put the crackers and crush them.
4. In a small bowl, place the crumbs and mix in sugar and cinnamon, then add melted butter.
5. Stir and mix until crumbs are moist.
6. Put the crumb mixture equally into cupcake wells and press the crumbs down to make a crust, set aside.

MAKING
For the filling
7. In a mixer bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar until the mixture is light & fluffy in a stand mixer.
8. Add in pumpkin, spices, salt, vanilla, and lemon zest and beat until well mixed.
9. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time and beat well after each addition, and mix well.
10. Pour in the heavy cream and beat until just combined.
11. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, pour the filling over the crusts up to the top cupcake liners.
12. Bake the cupcakes in oven for 30 minutes or until light brown on top.

FINALIZING
13. Remove and let the cupcakes cool in pan on cooling rack for 1 hour.
14. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled.

SERVING
15. When ready to serve, run the knife around the cupcakes and lift them out of the wells.
16. Serve it as it is or top it with whipped cream.

TIPS
If desired you can also freeze the cupcake in zip lock bag.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
215 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
245 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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