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10.29.2013

No Bake White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecakes with a Pecan Pie Crust



Tonight, I'm excited! Not only are these little cheesecakes awesome, I have a super sweet giveaway to share with you all. First lets talk pumpkin, then we will get into the details of the giveaway.

Cheesecake, pumpkin pie, and pecans. How can you resist? Oh and did I mention this is a no bake recipe? It's pretty simple, and darned good. After my husband's first bite, "You've made me hate pumpkin this month, but this is good!"

Yes I ruined all pumpkin dishes for the man. I guess starting in August is a tad much yes? You guys may only see 30 recipes here.... but there was a whole lot of recipe testing and things that did not make it on to the blog, that he was forced to eat.

These tartlets/cheesecakes are so easy, and fancy looking. You'll wow your Thanksgiving guests with them. You start by melting white chocolate together with cream cheese and pumpkin puree.  Then pour into my simple and quick no bake pecan pie crust. Refrigerate and then serve.


No Bake White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecakes with a Pecan Pie Crust

Ingredients:
For the crust:
  •  2 cups chopped pecans
  • 5 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter,browned
  • 1/4 tsp salt
For the filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Directions:
  1. In a small sauce pan, over medium meat melt butter and cook until it starts to brown and gives off a nutty scent. Careful not to burn it. 
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool just slightly. 
  3. In your food processor pulse pecans until they are finely chopped. Add in sugar, salt and browned butter. 
  4. Pulse a few times until it comes together.
  5. Press crust into the bottoms of your favorite tartlet pans or a 9-10 inch tart/pie plate. Reserve just a bit to sprinkle over the top of your finished dessert.
  6. Place in the freezer until you are ready to fill.
  7. In a medium sauce pan add all of your filling ingredients and whisk constantly over medium heat until everything has melted and it is smooth. 
  8. Pour into prepared crusts or crust. 
  9. Sprinkle extra pecan pie crust over the tops of each tart.
  10. Refrigerator a minimum of 3 hours and serve.   


My friend Lauren runs a mail-order bakery called Keep it Sweet Desserts. Last April, I  was lucky enough to sample several of her products and host a giveaway. I instantly fell in love. Keep it Sweet Desserts offers artisinal  desserts. Everything from classic cookies to modern twists on your favorite treats.

Keep it Sweet Desserts would like to offer one lucky reader a dozen treats of your choice OR to gift to someone special. With the holidays coming up this is the perfect time to have extra goodies laying around! To enter follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below.


65 comments:

  1. this looks sooo good!

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    1. If I won, I would get the pumpkin pie blondies

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  2. The fudgy caramel pecan brownies would probably be my choice! Yum!

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  3. Not sure what I would pick. So many yummy choices

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  4. I'd probably choose the chocolate chip cookie sandwiches filled with marshmallow buttercream.

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  5. Yum! White chocolate + pumpkin--some of my favorite ingredients in a dessert :D
    I would choose a dozen pumpkin pie blondies!

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  6. I would love a dozen black and white blondies!

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  7. the pumpkin blondies obviously

    fruitcrmble AT Comcast DOT net

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  8. I think I'll skip over the turkey this year and head straight for this for Thanksgiving dinner!

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  9. I would have a tough time picking, love cookies, especially oatmeal, but am a big fan of cakes/cupcakes too!

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  10. Chocolate Chunk Ginger Cookies, Smoked Sea Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Pie Blondies, More Ginger Cookies, Peppermint Mocha Cookies, Fudgy Caramel Pecan Brownies, More Ginger Cookies, Pumpkin Pie Coffee, Ginger Cookies, KISD Chocolate Chip Cookie sandwiches with Salted Caramel Butter Cream Filling X 3 :-)

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  11. I'm going to have to stay with my favorite combo.. Smoked Sea Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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  12. Love the simplicity of this, you can't go wrong adding white chocolate to cheesecake!

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  13. Que verdadeira tentação, vou levar comigo.
    Kiss, Susana
    Nota: Ver o passatempo a decorrer no meu blog:
    http://tertuliadasusy.blogspot.pt/2013/10/dia-um-na-cozinha-e-escolha-do.html

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  14. I love this combination, especially the pecan pie crust.

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  15. Sandwich cookies triple chocolate

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  16. Sandwich cookies triple chocolate

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  17. Sandwich cookies triple chocolate

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  18. Sandwich cookies triple chocolate

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  19. Fudgy caramel pecan brownies

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  20. Any kind of brownie!

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  21. Chocolate chunk ginger cookies. TOTAL sucker for anything ginger.
    PS--> Cheesecake looks to die for. My fam started having pumpkin cheesecake instead of pumpkin pie on thanksgiving. We're too hooked to go back!

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  22. Cookie Sandwich: Triple Chocolate Cookies

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  23. Definitely the Smoked Sea Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies.

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  24. These look adorable and great combination!
    I totally know what you mean when you say your husband began to hate pumpkin this month. So many things in my kitchen went to waste and my bf feels he always has to eat it all. I always tell him he doesn't but he does anyway. lol

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  25. I would absolutely love to get a dozen of her sea salt caramel choc chip cookies - or the black and white blondies

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  26. Oh, Carrie. These. I don't change up my Thanksgiving menu too much from year to year. But these need to happen.

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  27. I would choose the brownies and blondies pack!

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  28. I'd love to try the pumpkin blondies.

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  29. These look delishious! I'm going to add them to my thanksgiving spread! :)

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  30. Hard choices! I think I'd love the brownies and blondies pack!

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  31. Triple chocolate sandwich cookies....but it all sounds amazing so hard to choose.

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  32. These look and sound down right amazing! I love how easy they are to make!!! And yes, starting in August makes you so over pumpkin by now. I have already moved on to peppermint :-)

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  33. Totally making these. I cook with pumpkin too much this time of year too.

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  34. I just started baking with pumpkin....lol, I'm a little late in the game. I love this pie. The crust looks amazing and they'll definitely be a crowd pleaser at any dinner party. :)

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  35. The Cookie Sandwich: Triple Chocolate Cookies sound yummy!

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  36. This looks delicious I might have to make some this weekend!

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  37. white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies

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  38. Triple chocolate sandwich cookies!

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  39. I think I would get brownies and blondies.

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  40. Fudgy Caramel Pecan Bars!! WoW these are to die for!

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  41. Fudgy caramel pecan brownies ;)

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    1. Fudgy caramel pecan brownies ...amaryhdz90@yahoo.com

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  42. If I win, I would choose the triple chocolate cookie sandwich....yummy
    Brenda

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  43. The pumpkin blondies look AMAZING!

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  45. Unlike some people, my desserts come out of a Costco box. My family needs this! I'll take anything from there, esp anything with pumpkin :)

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  46. The chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, I devoured the samples Lauren sent me :)

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  47. oh my all look so delicious, but I think i would end up ordering the Smoked Sea Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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  48. This crust would be AWESOME with a sweet potato egg nog pie!

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  49. smoked sea salt caramel chocolate chip cookies...

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  50. Wow these cheesecakes look incredible!! I am dying to get a taste :)

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