Luckily, you’ll never have to choose between a pumpkin pie or cheesecake again! These Pumpkin Tahini Cheesecake Bites are a healthier version of the classic dessert, but you’d never know it. Full of nutty richness and layered sweetness, these pumpkin tahini cheesecake bites are the perfect treat for fall entertaining.

Recipe developed for Soom by Jamie Vespa of Dishing Out Health.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp melted butter (or ghee)
  • 1 (8-oz.) block full-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp Soom Tahini
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • Soom Silan
  • Whipped cream

 

Directions:

Yields 18 mini cheesecakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line two 12-count muffin pans with 18 liners. There will be 6 empty.
  2. Prepare crust by combining almond flour, brown sugar, and melted butter or ghee in a bowl. Mix ingredients using your hands to press together to form a sandy consistency.
  3. Divide crust into prepared liners with about 1 1/2 tbsp of crust per mini cheesecake. Press into the bottom and slightly up the sides. Pre-bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the cheesecake filling. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese that is softened to room temperature and granulated and brown sugar to the softened cream cheese on medium-high speed for about 1 minute, or until the mixture is smoothly combined.
  5. Next, add Greek yogurt, pumpkin puree, Soom Tahini, pumpkin pie spice, and salt and beat until fully combined.
  6. On medium speed, add room temperature eggs one at a time and beat just until combined. Divide the batter between all the liners on the cooled and baked crusts.
  7. Bake until the cheesecakes are set, about 20 minutes. Set the pan on a wire rack and allow to cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill for 2 hours.
  8. Once chilled, add toppings of choice like Soom Silan and whipped cream and serve. Cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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