August 6, 2010


My sister's co-worker asked me to bake some mini-cheesecakes for her when she visted her family a few weekends ago.

cherry mini-cheesecake pineapple mini-cheesecake 

I have become pretty popular because of these.  They are cute and light and delicious. Everyone thinks I work so hard on these cheesecakes, but the recipe is so simple.



2 8oz. pkgs. of cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbls. butter or margerine, melted
1 1/2 - 2 cups crushed cookies.  They can be Ginger Snaps, Oreos, Bourbon Creams or Graham Crackers.
1 pkg. foil cupcake tins.  I stress that you use foil.  The cheesecakes hold up better and they are more attractive.
Toppings of choice: cherry, strawberry, pineapple, blueberry etc.

This makes 1 1/2 dozen.

Mix Cookie crumbs and butter.  Press onto bottom of foil cupcake tins.  Put cupcake tins in refrigerator while preparing the mix.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Cheesecakes bake better at a lower temperature.

Mix cream cheese and sugar until creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth.  Try not to over mix.
Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, fill cupcake tins.  Bake for 15 mins, or until just set.
When you take the cheesecakes out of the oven, make sure there is no draft.  The cheesecakes will crack or sink.  I usually keep them in the warm kitchen with the window closed until cool.  Then I move them to a cooler area until completely cool.  Refrigerate until cold.  You may add various toppings.

You can serve them in or out of the foil tins.

mini- cheesecake

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  1. these look so good. i want to make them now.

  2. I'm a baker and these will be a big hit with my family! I found you on Tatertots and Jello and I'm happy I did. I plan to become a follower and I hope you'll stop by and consider following me as well. I'll be back!

  3. These are so yummy! They are just the right size too and look so pretty on a table. Thanks for a fun reminder.

  4. Bite sized cheesecakes! What a great concept. :) Dangerous too! They look so delicious!


  5. @ Curlicue Thanks for following!! You aso have a new follower!

  6. @Army Wife,gnee and FJI be careful...They are dangerous!!! I always have to tell myself, "That's enough now Michelle. No More!

  7. Yum! My MIL makes these all the time and I stuff my face!

  8. These look delicious! I love that you can remove them from the liners... can't wait to try :)

  9. Yum! I was just looking for a recipe for these recently! Thanks for Sharing!

  10. Absolutely divine!!! So deliciously perfect looking. Thanks for sharing!


  11. I have eaten similar ones and always enjoyed them. They make a pretty treat. I am so glad I have the recipe now. Thanks!

  12. Oh man! I have to try these! So cute :)