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Combine two of the best desserts for one epic holiday dessert - Mini Pecan Pie Cheesecakes! Sweet and creamy cheesecakes with the deep, rich flavors of pecan pie filling make these an irresistible bite sized dessert, especially since they are both easy to make and serve! | THE LOVE NERDS #thanksgivingdessert #Christmasdessert #pecanpiecheesecake #pecanpierecipe

Mini Pecan Pie Cheesecakes

Combine two of the best desserts for one epic holiday dessert - Mini Pecan Pie Cheesecakes! Sweet and creamy cheesecakes with the deep, rich flavors of pecan pie filling make these an irresistible bite sized dessert. 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 48 cheesecakes
Author Maggie

Ingredients

  • 1 box Mini Nilla Wafers

Cheesecake Filling Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Pecan Pie Filling

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, I prefer using dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped

Instructions

Prep Your Cheesecake Pan and Crusts

  1. Line your mini cheesecake pans with liners and place one mini nilla wafer at the bottom of each liner. 

Cheesecake Filling

  1. Beat cream cheese until smooth and a little fluffy in texture. 
  2. Add sugar, egg, and lemon juice to the cream cheese and beat until smooth. 

  3. Scoop around a 1/2 tablespoon of cheesecake filling onto each vanilla wafer. 

Pecan Pie Filling

  1. In a large bowl, use hand mixer to cream together butter, brown sugar and salt. 

  2. Stir in corn syrup and vanilla, then add eggs.

  3. Mix in the chopped pecans.

  4. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of pecan pie filling on top of each cheesecake filling. 

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-17 minutes. You want the cheesecakes to be set against a gentle touch - firm but still soft. 

  6. Cool completely in the fridge and enjoy!