Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Salted Caramel Sauce

Published November 16, 2016. Updated October 17, 2023

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes are the perfect fall dessert! They’re perfectly rich and creamy and brimming with spiced pumpkin flavor. And who can resist that decadent caramel sauce? It’s a match meant to be!

Close up image of pumpkin cheesecake mini. Topped with caramel sauce and whipped cream.

Pumpkin Cheesecake in Cupcake Size Servings!

These are some of my favorite fall/Thanksgiving desserts and they are a must on my fall baking list every year.

Only the best make it to the Thanksgiving table, right? These definitely make the cut. These mini cheesecakes seem much fancier than the effort required for the recipe. They’re sure to impress everyone at your fall gathering.

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Salted Caramel Sauce on a white serving plate.

I love that these are in mini individual form, so not only are they more fun to serve this way but they also bake faster than a whole cheesecake, plus they take less cooling and chilling time than a whole cheesecake does. This is particularly helpful for Thanksgiving or Christmas, when you’re trying to bake and cook several dishes over the course of the day as it will save you some time and effort.

I also love they make enough to feed a crowd since you get 24 from this recipe (but it is easy to split in half if you are serving a smaller group).

Graham cracker crusts in cupcake pan for mini pumkpin cheesecakes.

These will likely be the most talked about dessert at the Thanksgiving table, try them and you’ll see why. They have all those delicious pumpkin pie spices we all crave (but not so much that it overwhelms the flavor of the cheesecake).

They also have the most creamy, luxurious texture (one of the main reasons I’m so obsessed with cheesecake), and you get the perfect light balance of tang to balance out their sweetness.

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Salted Caramel Sauce | Cooking Classy

And of course, let’s not forget the salt! I love Maldon salt. Those little flaked pyramids of salt just make me happy. I just always know good things are to come when I break those out.

And when you finish them off with whipped cream or pecans they become a show-stopping dessert that will impress anyone!

Twelve mini pumpkin cheesecakes.

Add these rich and heavenly, caramel-drenched mini cheesecakes of pumpkin perfection to your Thanksgiving menu—you won’t regret it. They are what pumpkin dessert dreams are made of!Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Salted Caramel Sauce | Cooking Classy

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes {with Salted Caramel Sauce}

These individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes are the perfect fall dessert! They're perfectly rich and creamy and brimming with spiced pumpkin flavor. And who can resist that decadent caramel sauce? It's a match meant to be!
Servings: 24
Prep25 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Cool5 hours 30 minutes
Ready in: 6 hours 15 minutes



  • 1 3/4 cup (220g) finely crushed graham crackers (about 14 full sheets)
  • 2 Tbsp (28g) granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp (86g) salted butter, melted



  • For the crust: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together crushed graham crackers with 2 Tbsp granulated sugar. 
  • Pour in melted butter and stir mixture until evenly coated. Divide graham cracker mixture among 24 paper lined muffin cups, adding about a heaping Tbsp to each. 
  • Firmly press mixture into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool while preparing filling.
  • For the filling: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves until no clumps of sugar remain (break up any little clumps with your fingertips).
  • Add cream cheese to a large mixing bowl, pour sugar mixture over cream cheese and using an electric hand mixer set on low speed, blend together until smooth, about 30 seconds. 
  • Mix in eggs one at a time. Blend in pumpkin and vanilla, then mix in heavy cream. 
  • Tap bowl forcefully against countertop to release some of the excess air bubbles, about 30 times. Divide mixture over graham cracker crust in muffin liners, adding about 1/4 cup to each cup and filling nearly full. 
  • Bake in preheated oven until nearly set (no longer very jiggly), about 20 - 25 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack at room temperature, 30 minutes, then transfer to refrigerator and chill 3 hours until set. 
  • Top with caramel sauce and a pinch of sea salt just before serving. Add pecans or whipped cream if desired. Store (caramel and cheesecakes separate) in refrigerator in an airtight container.


  • *Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe here.
  • **Alternately you can mix in 3/4 - 1 tsp fine sea salt with the sugar/water mixture when making the caramel rather then topping them with sea salt.
  • Caramel sauce and toppings not included in nutrition.
Nutrition Facts
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes {with Salted Caramel Sauce}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 2895IU58%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.