Since changing what I eat at the beginning of the year, and actually even more so over the past year’ish avoiding sweets I haven’t posted many sweet treats. This will be a rare posting from now on. We are trying to eliminate refined sugars from our diets. In fact, I’d say we’ve all but eliminated them. BUT.. I know that not everyone has the same views about food that I have recently come to adapt. So for one of my best friends birthdays last month I decided to make her favorite treat. I looked to Pinterest which I knew would pull through for me and I stumbled upon what ended up being THE BEST mini cheesecake recipe. Hands down. This recipe was so good it didn’t need any sort of adapting. I had to have a bite of course to make sure it was Tried and Tasty approved. It passed.
Mini Cheesecakes are a fun dessert to take to a get-together!
- 1-1/3 c graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 24 oz sour cream
- 2/3 c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsp vanilla
- 1 16 oz sour cream
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp grated lemon peel
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Line 20 muffin cups with cupcake liners.
Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Melt butter and add to graham cracker mixture. Spoon a rounded tablespoon into prepared muffin pan, press firmly.
Beat softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add sour cream, eggs, sugar and vanilla until well blended. Spoon 1/4 cup filling onto graham cracker crust. Bake at 325 F 15-20 minutes. Until tops are set.
Increase oven to 400 F. Make glaze. Mix together sour cream, sugar, grated lemon, and vanilla. Once oven heats to 400 degrees top the cheese cakes with 1 tablespoon of glaze. Bake 5 minutes. Cool on the counter 1 hour.
Leave cheese cakes in muffin cups and cool completely in refrigerator. Top with your favorite fruit pie filling.
Adapted from Lady Behind The Curtain
Love mini desserts? Here are a couple more to try!
Could these be made in mini muffin cups? If so, would it just be less baking time?
Can you make these as bite size cheesecakes?
I’m not sure I follow. You’re wondering if you can make them smaller than the mini size? I’ve never made them any smaller, so I’m not sure how that would affect baking times.
These have been around for years. I remember going to a baby shower for my cousin in the 70’s and I imagine they were around before that. They are delicious with all kinds of different fruit.
Great recipes last the test of time!! So yummy!
Is this recipe for miniature muffin size cheesecakes or for regular muffin size cheesecakes? Looks terrific!
Great question! It’s actually regular muffin size. They are so delicious!
These are a favorite. Portion control and delicious. I make a batch and freeze them. Stops me from eating them all at once.
Portion control for you!!! That doesn’t mean I don’t have the desire to chow down on have the batch though ;) Freezing them is an excellent idea!
I love these! I was head cook at a children’s camp last year and made these….well, a very similar recipe. Only I piped the cream cheese in the muffin cup using a piping tip and bag. Looked very fancy and everyone loved them, they were a real hit! What a great dessert, always a favourite!
Aren’t they SO good!!!??? Thanks for stopping by :)
Looks so yummy. These are a favorite around here, we use Nilla Wafers as the crust. Can’t wait to give our recipe a try. They look so pretty too!
Nilla wafers are perfect and cut out some of the extra time. You’ll have to let me know if you give them a try! Thanks for the comment :)
Oh these look delcious!! I am so craving some cheesecake now :) I pinned to my yummy treats board for when I am ready to try this recipe out – thanks!
Thanks for coming over AND thanks for the Pin! You know what… I’m craving them too :)
I love that all of the ingredients are easy to find. My husband LOVES cheesecake, so this is one to try!
If your hubby is a cheesecake lover, this is YOUR recipe! These are just so perfect… and bite sized :) Thanks for the comment!
Those look so delicious. I just swore myself off sugar this morning and now I am rethinking…. ;)
Oh shoot! Don’t go back! Don’t go back!! Check out some of my other healthier options ;) Or…. this could be your last treat?! ;) Thanks for stopping by!
These look sooo good! Thanks for sharing! Pinned.
Hey Alli! Thanks for the Pin and stopping by :) They are just as good as they look!
those are seriously the cutest! and I bet they are so tasty
Thanks for stopping by! Aren’t they SO cute?!
Made my day with this post of the most wonderful dessert ever!
Yay! Thanks for stopping by Stef – make these, they are delicious!!