Mini Maple Pecan Cheesecakes – #FifteenCheesecakes

Today we are helping Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla celebrate her 15th wedding anniversary with waaaayy more than #fifteencheesecakes.

Here’s what everyone brought to the cheesecake table, listed in alphabetical order. Enjoy!

Berry Cheesecake Bars by Baking and Creating with Avril
Cherry Cheesecake Bites by Cookaholic Wife
Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake by Dancing Veggies
Chocolate Cheesecake by My Hobbie Lobbie
Chocolate Topped Peppermint Cheesecake by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars by Tara’s Multicultural Table
Easter Basket Mini Cheesecakes by Little Bit of Everything
Everyday Cheesecake by Things I Make (for Dinner)
Irish Cream Cheesecake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake by Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Lowfat Blackberry Cheesecake by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Matcha-Yuzu Cheesecake with a Meyer Lemon Gelée by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Mini Churro Caramel Cheesecake by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Mini Maple Pecan Cheesecakes by Join Us, Pull up a Chair
Mom’s New York Cheesecake by Taste Cook Sip
Mudslide Cheesecake by Sew You Think You Can Cook
{No Bake} Marshmallow Cheesecake by An Affair from the Heart
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake by Angels Homestead
Samoa’s cheesecake by Goodie Godmother
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars by The Savvy Kitchen
Sopapilla Puff Pastry Cheesecake by Pink Cake Plate
Skinny Vanilla Bean Cheesecake by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Twix Cheesecake Brownie Torte by Making Memories With Your Kids


Last November, was my 10th wedding anniversary and it’s exciting to make it to these big milestones in your marriage especially when you hear of so many stories of friends going through a divorce. My parents were married for 29 years before my dad passed away and my in-laws have been married for over 40 years.

Now the hard part of this round-up was to decide on a recipe! I had it narrowed down to three different ones and I polled my Facebook friends to help me make a decision. The hands down winner was Mini Maple Pecan cheesecakes! I have plans to make the second choice since my husband specifically requested it. I( made these mini cheesecakes to have at my daughter’s 8th birthday party last weekend for the adults. They were so good and the plate was empty in no time. I loved the hint of maple in the cheesecake and you can’t go wrong with a maple-pecan topping!

Mini Maple Pecan Cheesecakes | Join Us, Pull up a Chair

Crust ingredients
3/4 cup crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup almond meal
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake ingredients
2 – 8 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 egg
2 Tbsp sour cream
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp cornstarch

Topping ingredients
1 cup of crushed pecans
2/3 cup pure maple syrup

Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan and preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the graham crackers, almond meal, brown sugar, maple syrup and melted butter. Mix well until all the dry ingredients are wet. Divide the crust mixture between the 12 cups and lightly press the crust on the bottom and partially up the sides of each cup.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth. Add in the egg and mix until combined. Add in the sour cream, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Mix until combined and then stir in the brown sugar and cornstarch. Divide the mixture between the 12 cups and fill about 3/4 full.

Place into the preheated oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the cheesecake is set. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to completely cool. Remove from the oven and place in air tight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them. When ready to serve, mix together the crushed pecans and maple syrup. Spoon them over the mini cheesecakes and indulge!

Source: Will Cook for Smiles


14 thoughts on “Mini Maple Pecan Cheesecakes – #FifteenCheesecakes”

  1. Heather! – these little cheesecake treasures are just fantastic looking! The crust ingredients alone makes me drool! I love the idea of using almond meal with the graham crackers…brilliant! Wonderful job! 🙂


  2. I love pecan pie, and miss making it. (I developed a nut allergy) I can just imagine how yummy these would be though. Kudos on making them minis. I need to try that soon, it sure would make serving a lot easier.


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