[pullquote align=”right”]Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
It’s easy to make your own pumpkin pie spice! Just combine the following…
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
Store in an air tight jar or container.[/pullquote]Confession…I have eaten three jars of these super yummy pumpkin cheesecakes in the span of 2 days…and um yeah…they are to die for! I had one lonely can of pumpkin calling my name from the pantry “Heidi….Heidi…you know you want to turn me into something yummy!”
And so I answered the call of that can of pumpkin and whipped up these as a treat for the family. Needless to say, it was a big hit with everyone!
Now, I am thinking these would be super cute for Thanksgiving to put out individual cheesecakes for dessert. Or you could even screw a lid on these jars, top them off with some pretty fabric and tie on a plastic spoon and take them in as a treat for the teachers and staff at the kids school. Or heck …bake sale even!
We have several cheesecake recipes already because…guess what? The moist cooking environment of a slow cooker is perfect for baking cheesecakes, the only downside is the size, it can be hard to find a traditional springform pan that fits the crock-pot. Lady Katie uses a bowl that fits inside her crock for her classic Crock-Pot Cheesecake (and her variations so far – Pumpkin Cheesecake & Thin Mint Cheesecake). But me, I am starting to dig the “in a jar” twist, like I did with these Lemon Cheesecakes In A Jar and I am already thinking of some variations. I just really like the individual servings of cheesecake because the kids think it is super cute to get their own jar of dessert!
So give these a try, I just KNOW they will be a hit!