Monday, October 13, 2008

Mini Cheesecakes

These luscious and dainty mini cheesecakes are great for party, holidays gathering or whatever the occasion. One thing great about these little cheesecakes is their simplicity. Preparation time is very quick and best of all you can put any kind of topping to it. Since I don’t have the mini cheesecake pan I just used my muffin pan to bake these.

Ingredients for the base :

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tbsp of melted butter

Ingredients for the filling :

1 packet (8oz) low fat cream cheese
2 tbsp of low fat sour cream
2 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp of lime zest
3 tbsp of lemon juice
Some fruit topping.

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter with a fork until well combined. Line 12 muffin cups with paper cups.
2. Divide crumb mixture evenly between the 12 muffin cups. Using the back of a small spoon press crumbs firmly onto the bottom and set it aside.
3. Using a food processor, blend softened cream cheese, eggs, lime zest, lime juice, sour cream and sugar together until well mix. Spoon cream cheese mixture into each cup (they should be 3/4 filled).
4. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and place on rack to cool for 20 minutes then carefully remove cheesecakes from pan and let cool complete.Top it with your favorite fruit topping before serving.

34 comments:

Christelle said...

Humm, I love mini desserts, they look yummy and beautiful!! :))

seasaltwithfood said...

Delish! Wonder I should make them? Its low fat! :)

FAMILY FIRST said...

OMG! Wish I could be your neighbour!

Debbie said...

They look wonderful and fun to eat...I think I could easily eat a bunch!!!!

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

I think I can finish the whole batch just by watching one TV show. I love desserts, especially desserts with cheese!

MamaElla said...

Oh...dear..the cheesecake look so beautiful..Yummy too..!

Food For Tots said...

so cute! Can't resist to grab one now. U r such a creative cook! Will surely give it a try.

Big Boys Oven said...

this one bite strawberry cheesecake looks awesomme delicous, pretty and so indense red!

VG said...

How cute and yummy they look. A great idea for parties and work morning teas. I am definately making these the next time I have to bring morning tea to work.

Zesty Cook said...

WOW - I would love to pop some of these in my mouth right now... these look delicious. So excited to read your blog everyday!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Gert, mini sizes are the best. You dont feel like you have to eat too much. Masuk mulut, sekali ngam aje dah habis. Those mini cheesecake memang cantik.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Such a great and beautiful party food! I want to be your neighbor too, errr...wait a minute, maybe not, if not I will gain lots of weight! LOL! :P

Nate-n-Annie said...

so easy! I like that you put the lime zest in the cheese.

Stephanie said...

My mouth is watering at just the thought of these!

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, thank you.

Seasalt, you should as I tried using low fat cream cheese and sour cream :)

Family First, I don't mind having you as my neighbor.

Debbie, these are small so you can eat quite a few without feeling guilt :)

Pinky, I know you love cheese.

Mamaella, thank you.

Food for tots, thank you.

BBO, yea the stawberry topping is really lucious!

VG, you mean you have to bring food to your new work place now?

Zesty, thank you so much for your support and kind words :)

Farina, yea these cheesecake is really small and I used low fat cream cheese so tak lah guilty sangat eating it :)

LCOM, you are funny :) we can be neighbor so we can share food and then we go exercise together :)

Nate & Annie, I always like putting a bit of lime or lemon zest to my cheesecake. Its kind of lighten up the heavy cheesecake a bit.

Stephanie, thank you :)

anudivya said...

Aww! Those are little cuties... love that you used low fat cream cheese. I made a large one a few days back, wish I had seen these beauties before...
First time here, and very pretty blog!

VG said...

Gert, Most government depatments have morning tea on a roster basis once a week - we get to 'network' and socialise.

Normally its your section's turn every 3 months or so and we all chip in to feed about 60 people. Great fun and a good source of recipes!

pearly said...

Gert dear :
this is a super good desert I will keep this recipe in mind when I had a party I will serve up this delicous cheese cake for my customes . thank for sharing xxxxxxxx:)

ICook4Fun said...

Anudivya, thanks for your visit and hope to see you again :)

VG, so you can make these in your next get together :)

Pearly, this will be really good for party :)

RecipeGirl said...

I made something similar for a Super Bowl party last year... except I used vanilla wafers for the crust. Your topping looks yummy!

Dawn said...

How adorable!
Too pretty and cute to eat.
Love that last photo!!!

ICook4Fun said...

Recipegirl, thanks for stopping by.

Dawn, thank you :)

ummi said...

Gert, what a cute cheesecake! Looking at the topping makes me drool...uwaaaa...I want some...:D

Anonymous said...

May I know how you get the mini cheesecakes out after you bake them?? thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Ummi, thank you. Its all about the topping :)

Anon, I line the muffin pan with papercups and you can just remove from the pan and tear the papercups away before you serve.

daisy said...

i made these with splenda. yum yum!
im a diabetic

Jun said...

yummy..with my fav fruit on top..i wish u r my neighbour, hehe...nk kna buat cheesecake jugak this weekend..

Anonymous said...

just to let you know that i love your blog. everything looks so yummy!

kate

ICook4Fun said...

Daisy, thanks for trying out the recipe.

Jun, nanti I pergi rumah you makan ni :)

Kate, thank you for your support and hope to see often here :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of the nice recipes. This might sound like a naive question, but only because I don't have knowledge about it.

I noticed that you have copyscape on your blog. From my understanding we're not to copy things from this blog. But how do we get the recipe copied for future use? I already copied one recipe from your blog for personal use onto my microsoft word documents. And it was a lovely fried rice THANK YOU!

Thank you for your help.

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, thanks for the comment. Of course you can always copy or bookmark the recipes for your own use. What you can't do is duplicate it and claim it to be your own. If you have a blog and wanted to publish my recipe or other people recipe you have to link it back to the respective blog or website that you get the recipe from.

Crystal said...

Hi there!

I made these the other day and they turned out quite well! I assumed the "1/3 sugar" that you posted meant "1/3 cup sugar" and it worked out just fine! I did not have a food processor, so I mixed it with my hands and it turned out just fine for a college girl!

I did not have any strawberries so I put freshly cut up kiwi on top and my boyfriend really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! We will be making it again in the future for sure :)

ICook4Fun said...

Crystal, sorry I missed out the word cup in my recipe. Glad that you like the mini tarts.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I made them and they turned out fantastic! Thank you for the recipe!