The perfect low carb pumpkin cheesecake for an intimate Thanksgiving celebration. Or you know, just because you love pumpkin cheesecake and don’t want to share.
Thanksgiving week is upon us and it’s time to finalize the menu. Many of you are planning big feasts with friends and family gathered around. That’s always wonderful but often wildly exhausting as well. We haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving with family in donkey’s years (as my mother used to say) because we have lived too far apart for those same aforementioned donkey’s years. We have done some gatherings with friends, and last year, we actually opened our home to some strangers who had no other place to go. All of those big celebrations can feel really special. But so can the small, cozy, intimate celebrations that are for just you and yours. Whether you are just a couple or a family with kids, it can be nice just to relax and cook a special meal without worrying about entertaining anyone else.
Of course, Thanksgiving is designed for big celebrations. Turkeys don’t come in extra small, and pies and cakes usually serve at least 10 people. Add in all the sides and there is usually far too much food for a small family. I get overwhelmed by Thanksgiving leftovers, taking up all that space in my fridge. After the second round, people are sick of it and it becomes harder and harder to find creative ways to serve it all. And what if, god forbid, your kids don’t like pumpkin pie? Or, in this case, pumpkin cheesecake.
Bam. Problem solved. A low carb mini pumpkin cheesecake that serves only 2 people. You could stretch it to 4, but why would you want to?