Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle Pops

All the Best Fall Flavors in One Perfect Bite! Pumpkin and Cheesecake combine with White Chocolate, Chopped Nuts, Graham Crackers, and/or Gingersnaps for the Ultimate Fall nibble.

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Total Time 1 hour
Yields 64 truffles/pops     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces (2 1/2 blocks) cream cheese (I used low fat)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt (I used fat free)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 12-24 ounces melted chocolate or candy melts
  • assorted toppings such as crushed cookies, chopped nuts, cinnamon sugar, sprinkles, etc.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and lightly grease an 8x8 baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth.
  3. Mix in the pumpkin puree and yogurt. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  4. Stir in the eggs, one at a time. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
  5. Add the flour, vanilla, and spices, and blend to incorporate.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  7. Place filled pan in a larger baking dish, in the center of the oven, and fill the larger dish with about an inch of water.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes, or until set in the center.
  9. Turn the oven off, crack the door, and allow the cheesecake to cool in the warm oven for an hour.
  10. Refrigerate overnight.
  11. Carefully flip the cheesecake out of the pan, onto a cutting board.
  12. Cut into 1x1 inch cubes, wiping the knife blade with a hot towel after each cut. (Or scoop into 1-inch balls.)
  13. Coat the cheesecake truffles in assorted toppings, and insert a paper straw to make a pop.

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Recipe Notes

The cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice can be replaced with 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.
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