Mini Cheesecake Recipe

By April 25, 2020May 7th, 2020Baking, Dessert, Holidays, Holidays, Home Easy Baking, Mini Desserts

Summer is coming up soon! That means cookouts, and cookouts need sweet treats. This Mini Cheesecake Recipe is simple, easy and can be topped with any fresh fruit, canned pie filling, or even chocolate. To make them festive for Memorial Day or 4th of July, you can add some whipping cream, a sliced strawberry and a couple blueberries.

Mini Cheesecakes topped with fresh fruit and whip cream

These mini cheesecakes are not only simple to make, they’re also great for customizing. Not a fan of blueberries? That’s fine, just throw some oranges on there for a more citric flavor. Another great way to top these cheesecakes is with thin apple slices. If you want an even sweeter treat, you can add some candy. Chocolate chips, Oreos, or even some peanut butter cups!

Mini Cheesecakes with whip cream and fruit

Whether you are celebrating the 4th of July holiday, or simply being together as a family, everyone loves this Recipe for  Mini Cheesecakes. My absolute favorite way to celebrate Fourth of July is with a cookout. We get together as many friends as possible, and enjoy a combination of outdoor cookout and potluck.

Ingredients for Mini Cheesecake Recipe

Mini Cheesecake Recipe

Full printable recipe and instructions are below

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Wafers – these can be the original size or the mini version, either way is fine since you will be crushing them
  • Butter – unsalted is best 
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sugar – white granulated is what you will need
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Toppings

Kitchen Essentials Needed

  • Food processor to crush the cookies or a resealable plastic bag and rolling pin
  • Wooden Tart Shaper – is the easiest to press the crust into the liner – or you can also try a spoon 
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Electric Mixer – hand held or stand mixer
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons 
  • Mini Cupcake Liners
  • Paring or small knife for cutting fruit

How to make Mini Cheesecakes

How to Make Mini Cheesecakes 

Full printable recipe and instructions are below

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until very smooth and fluffy
  2. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla, beat until creamy and smooth
  3. Be sure the mixture is really smooth
  4. Crush vanilla wafers in the food processor or resealable bag and melt butter in microwave 20-30 seconds
  5. Mix cookie crumbs and butter together until well blended
  6. Add about ½ teaspoon cookie mixture to the cupcake liners and tap to form to bottom using a wooden tart shaper or spoon
  7. Add about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture on top of cookie crust – using a cookie dough scoop works well for this step
  8. Continue filling and bake for 15-18 minutes at 375 degrees F

Mini Cheesecakes topped with whip cream and fruit

Mini Cheesecake Recipe – Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to bake these mini cheesecakes? 

Yes, this recipe requires baking. However, I do have a great No Bake Cheesecake Recipe is you are interested. 

What can I top the cheesecakes with? 

We love adding fresh fruit and whip cream to the cheesecakes. The sky is the limit and would you could add including candy, chocolate, canned pie filling and more. 

Can this recipe be made into a full size Cheesecake? 

I have not used this recipe in a full size cheesecake, however I think it should work. You would need to adjust cooking times. 

How long will these Mini Cheesecakes last? 

They should be kept in the refrigerator until serving. They can stay out, depending on the weather, for a several hours. And will last in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days if they are NOT topped with whip cream or fruit. 

Mini Cheesecakes that are baked and topped with whip cream and fresh fruit

Looking for more Mini Desserts? Click on the photo for the recipe. 

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Mini Cheesecakes topped with fresh fruit and whip cream

Easy Berry Mini Cheesecakes

Yield: 48
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make these quick but impressive desserts for your next party

Ingredients

  • 40 vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 packages {8 oz. each} cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toppings: fresh fruit, whipping cream, canned pie filling, etc.

Instructions

  1. Fill a mini cupcake pan with liners
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  3. Crush vanilla wafers in the food processor or resealable bag
  4. Melt butter in microwave 20-30 seconds
  5. Mix cookie crumbs and butter together until well blended
  6. Add about ½ teaspoon cookie mixture to the cupcake liners and tap to form to bottom using a wooden tart shaper or spoon 
  7. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until very smooth and fluffy
  8. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla, beat until creamy and smooth
  9. Add about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture on top of cookie crust
  10. Bake for 15-18 minutes at 375 degrees F
  11. The Cheesecake will puff up a bit, but will deflate when cooled, this is normal
  12. Cool completely on wire rack
  13. Add your choice of toppings
  14. Store in refrigerator
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

 

 

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