Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake." -Hedy Lamarr

The refrigerator light goes on...

Cheesecake seems so daunting to make when I read recipes, but it is actually really easy. The cool thing about this one is that you can make it in a standard springform pan, but the individual cheesecakes made in the muffin tins are really easy and cook a whole lot faster. The hardest part is whisking the egg whites.


Pumpkin Cheesecake

Servings: 12 | Serving size: 1 muffin-sized cheesecake

Cooking Time: 120 Minutes (cooking time does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and the individual cheesecakes keep fairly well for a couple of days (the fresher the better, however).

Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 2 large eggs (separated)
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat block cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Z-sweet stevia
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 300°F.

Line a standard size muffin tin with 12 muffin papers (preferably foil papers).

Place the walnuts in food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until they are coarse crumbs.

Drizzle in the honey through the top of the food processor until well blended into the crumbs then stop the food processor.

Distribute the walnut mixture evenly between the muffin papers and pat down gently.

Place the pan in the oven and cook for ten minutes. Remove from the oven.

Fill a large roasting pan with about 1 1/2 inches of water and place in the oven.

While the crust is cooling, place the cream cheese, sour cream, pumpkin, stevia, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla extract, lemon juice, egg yolks, and salt in a clean food processor bowl fitted with a steel blade.

Process until smooth.

In a copper bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold in the batter from the food processor until well blended.

Pour the batter into the muffin tins. It is easiest if you use an ice cream scoop or large spoon. The muffins papers should be as full as you can make them.

Place the pan in the heated water bath and bake for 20 minutes.

Turn off the oven and remove the water bath from the oven.

Return just the cheesecakes in the muffin tin (without the water bath) to the warm oven and allow to sit for 40 minutes in the oven as it cools.

Chill for at least four hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 muffin-sized cheesecake

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving

Calories 151 Calories from Fat 101
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 11g 17%
    Saturated Fat 4g 17%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 56mg 18%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 4%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 69% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 7% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 173 mg
Magnesium 23 mg