Mini Cheesecake Recipe

So I am breaking a few of my rules today in order to bring you guys a mini cheesecake recipe that doesn’t take hours to make… 

I try really hard not to use pre-packed ingredients in my recipes, with a few exceptions.   But as much as I would love to be able to create homemade graham crackers from scratch, I just don’t have the time/energy/will power to do so.  So I bought the pre-made kind.  

But before you get mad at me… hear me out.  

A rich and decadent cheesecakes on top of a buttery graham cracker crust, drizzled with a homemade strawberry glaze.   And I’m going to share the recipe with you! 

I do hope you’ll overlook my use of pre-made graham crackers, and indulge in this special treat.  

(… and if you decide that you are superwoman (or superman) and want to make your own, here is a great recipe for homemade graham crackers.)

Mini Cheesecake Recipe

  • 1 cup graham crackers
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 24 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, stems removed and chopped

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 

Place graham crackers in a food processor and blend until fine.  Add in melted butter and two tablespoons of sugar and mix until crumbs are starting to bind with the butter and sugar. 

Grab a mini muffin pan, lightly spray with olive oil or line with cupcake liners, and press graham cracker crust into the bottom.  

In a separate bowl, use an electric beater to cream together cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla extract and eggs.  Spoon cream cheese mixture over the graham cracker crusts.  

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is almost set.   Refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours, or until completely cooled. 

In a small saucepan, combine chopped strawberries and remaining 2 tbsp sugar over medium heat.  Cook, stirring frequently, until strawberries start to break down.  

Top mini cheesecakes with strawberry topping and enjoy! 

Cheesecake Bites

 So there is my *almost* homemade mini cheesecake recipe!  If you are not a huge fan of strawberries, you can substitute them for blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries… I bet apples or pears wouldn’t be too bad either!  The bets part of cooking is to mold and modify recipes to suit your needs and tastes! 



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