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This Mini Cheesecake Recipe is Easy & Delicious

Want to make a small dessert that’s going to be a hit? This mini cheesecake recipe is perfect – easy to make, and they won’t last long!

Easy & Delicious Mini Cheesecake Recipe

My husband and I do enjoy the occasional cheesecake. It’s one of those desserts we rarely have so when we do, it’s a celebration. And I’ll be honest, it’s truthfully one of my favorite desserts.

As summer is in full bloom, sometimes I’m just looking for a little sweetness to settle the sweet tooth. I don’t want an entire piece of cheesecake, but that would be too much. I like small dessert recipes . . . bit sized!

Small Dessert Recipe

These mini cheesecakes are perfect if you are practicing portion control OR having a party. We recently had a family picnic and these mini cheesecakes were a hit.

I can picture them at any kind of celebration – baby shower, wedding, graduation, birthday. Learn how to make these delicious mini desserts!

Mini Cheesecake Desserts

You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 8-ounce package soft cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup vanilla wafers, crumbled or graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 1/2 T butter, melted
  • Fruit for topping (optional)

Add the cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Blend and set aside.

Crush up your graham crackers or wafers and mix together with the butter.

Pouring crushed up crumbs into a muffin tin with a spoon

Line a cupcake pan with foil liners (or use spray and no liners) and place a spoonful of your wafer or graham cracker crumbs on the bottom of each. Press down into the pan.

Pouring cheesecake mixture into a muffin tin using a scoop

Pour the cheesecake mixture evenly on top of each mini crust (until it’s about 3/4 full). Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-32 minutes.

Small dessert recipes mini cheesecake

Let stand to cool for 15-20 minutes then refrigerate for about one hour.

Easy mini desserts for a party

Add fruit topping or whipped cream (all the good stuff) and indulge! I only made a dozen and they did not last long at all. What’s not to love?

Yummy topping, creamy homemade cheesecake and the best part . . . you don’t have to share!

Yield: 12 people

Mini Cheesecakes

Want to make a small dessert that's going to be a hit? This mini cheesecake recipe is perfect - easy to make, and they won't last long!

Want to make a small dessert that's going to be a hit? This mini cheesecake recipe is perfect - easy to make, and they won't last long!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz cream cheese, 1.5 packages
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg(s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vanilla wafers or graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 1/2 T butter, melted
  • 12 strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Add the cream cheese, eggs, vanilla and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Blend and set aside.
  3. Crush your graham crackers or wafers and mix with the butter.
  4. Press the crumbs into the pan, dividing equally between each cavity.
  5. Pour the cheesecake mixture right on top of the crumbs, until it's 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for about 30-32 minutes.
  7. Let stand to cool for 15-20 minutes and refrigerate for about one hour.
  8. Add fruit topping, whipped cream, and anything else you like before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

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Photography by Patty from The PKP Way


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