Pumpkin Cheesecake for Two

Single-serving pumpkin cheesecakes are the perfect way to finish off a Thanksgiving meal for two (or any other meal, given that they take just 15 minutes of active prep time!). You can make them a day or two ahead of time and keep them tucked away in the fridge in their sturdy ramekins until you're ready to enjoy them.

Pumpkin Cheesecake for Two
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs
Nutrition Profile:


  • 6 gingersnaps, broken (about 1 1 /2 ounces)

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup unseasoned pumpkin puree

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 6-ounce ramekins with foil and coat with cooking spray.

  2. Place gingersnaps in a mini food processor. Process until finely ground. Drizzle in oil and stir with a fork to combine. Divide the mixture between the prepared ramekins and press down with the back of a spoon.

  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar, cream and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add egg and beat well. Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice and beat, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed, until just combined. Divide the batter between the ramekins.

  4. Place the ramekins in a small roasting pan. Add hot water to the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Carefully transfer to the oven; bake until the centers of the cheesecakes are set, about 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Lift the cheesecakes out of the ramekins and peel away the foil before serving.


Equipment: 2 6-ounce ramekins

To make ahead: Refrigerate cheesecakes, covered, for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

486 Calories
34g Fat
38g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 486
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Vitamin A 10520IU 210%
Sodium 326mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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