Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake Bites Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake Bites are miniature treats combining creamy pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate, caramel and pecans.

Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake Bites Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake Bites

Not many flavors say fall like the flavor of pumpkin. Combine a rich and creamy pumpkin cheesecake with the popular turtle combination of chocolate, caramel and pecans and you have Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake Bites.

These miniature cheesecakes scream fall and are perfect for a special family gathering, a nice dinner or just as a treat with coffee or on family movie night. Here’s how to make Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake Bites.

Prep : 20 minutes

Bake : 30 minutes

This recipe makes 24 cheesecake bites.

Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake Bites Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Equipment Needed

Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake Bites Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Crust Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pure pumpkin puree
  • 3x large eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3x 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Ganache ingredients

  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/8 cup heavy whipping cream

Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup salted caramel sauce
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • chocolate ganache
Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake Bites Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Crust Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line a cupcake pan with white cupcake liners.

Place the graham cracker crumbs, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, and the melted butter into a medium mixing bowl and combine.

Using a tablespoon, spoon the graham cracker crust mixture into the cupcake liners.

Use a flat bottomed cup or a measuring cup to lightly press down the crust.

Set the cupcake pan aside.

Cheesecake Instructions

Place the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt into a large mixing bowl and mix well until thoroughly combined.

Place the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract into a second large bowl and beat together.

Combine the pumpkin mixture into the cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth and combined.

Scoop about 2 ½ tbsp of the cheesecake batter into each of the cupcake liners.

Once all of the liners are filled, place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are firm and the middle slightly jiggles.

Remove the pan from the oven and place onto a cooling rack until it has cooled to room temp.

Once cooled, move the pan into the fridge and leave it there overnight.

Follow the instructions for ganache and topping shortly before serving.

Ganache Instructions

Place the heavy whipping cream into a small pot and heat until it starts to simmer.

Pour the mixture over the chocolate chips in a small bowl and allow to sit for 1 minute.

Whisk the mixture until smooth.

Scoop the mixture into the piping bag and set aside.

Topping Instructions

Drizzle the salted caramel sauce onto the top of the cheesecakes.

Sprinkle the chopped pecans on top.

Drizzle the chocolate ganache.

Serve and enjoy!

Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake Bites Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Mellissa Williams September 30, 2020 - 12:26 pm

These mini cheesecakes look so delicious, the perfect little treat. I’m looking forward to all the pumpkin recipes coming out with Halloween around the corner

Lilinha September 30, 2020 - 6:19 pm

I’ve never tried pumpkin cheesecake before but it looks so lovely, especially with salted caramel sauce! Yum!

Katrina Downie October 1, 2020 - 10:04 am

Wow they look devine, we dont do alot with pumpkin in the UK but we should if it tastes as good as it looks

Kara October 1, 2020 - 10:47 am

These look like the perfect treat for Halloween, we are hoping to head out Pumpkin picking this weekend

Rhian westbury October 1, 2020 - 11:40 am

I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything with pumpkin flavouring and I’m not too sure how I feel about it, but these look so nice I may have to try it x

Kacie Morgan October 1, 2020 - 12:42 pm

They look so delicious and ideal for Halloween. Although we won’t be able to have parties this year, I’ll still be looking to treat myself to a few scrumptious spooky treats! Might give these a try.

Yeah Lifestyle October 1, 2020 - 1:02 pm

I love October as it means that I will be baking lots of pumpkin themed items and this looks absolutely pretty and delicious. I can’t wait to try this

Rebecca Smith October 2, 2020 - 4:59 pm

These sound wonderful! I love pumpkin at this time of year and these sound like a great way to enjoy pumpkin. Totally making these for our Halloween fun at our house!

Anosa October 3, 2020 - 9:10 am

Oh wow, these look absolutely delicious and perfect treat not only for Halloween but I think year-round, they are gorgeous looking.

Louise October 5, 2020 - 3:09 pm

Ooh, these look absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to do some Halloween baking with my two little monsters!!

Louise x


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