June 7, 2008

Mini Cheesecakes

Last night I made mini cheesecakes. I promised hubby that I would made these. This was my first attempt at making these since I usually buy my cheesecake at bakeries or grocery stores. When you make these, they need to be refrigerated overnight. This morning I made the strawberry topping (after coming from grocery shopping and urging from hubby) and later the blueberry topping. Here are the photos of the final product.


And the verdict?
My kids and hubby loved them. I think they taste great but these are not "real" cheesecakes since they don't have a graham crust at the bottom. None the less, they are yummy. I will make these again for parties or just because. I get alot of just because in my house.
Here's the recipe for it.
Mini Cheesecakes Yield: 48+ cheesecakes
Ingredients:1 ¼ lb. cream cheese, at room temperature
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup sour cream
2 eggs, at room temperature
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

Directions:Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a mini-muffin pan with paper liners.
To make the filling, in the bowl of an electric mixer beat the cream cheese on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low, gradually add the sugar and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and sour cream and beat until combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour and beat until combined.

Divide the filling among the prepared muffin cups, filling each about ¾ full. Bake until the cheesecakes are just set in the center, about 15 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the cheesecakes cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Using a small offset spatula, transfer the cheesecakes to the rack and let cool completely, about 45 minutes.
Refrigerate the cheesecakes in an airtight container at least overnight or up to 3 days. Spoon topping onto cheesecakes just before serving.

Strawberry Sauce
Ingredients:1 lb. strawberries, hulled and quartered3 tbsp. powdered sugar

Directions:Combine ¼ of the strawberries with the powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Mash the strawberries with a fork until no large chunks remain. Add the rest of the strawberries to the bowl and mix, covering the strawberries in the juices.
Bon Apetit!
Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes


Anonymous said...

Tu peux mettre un Nilla Wafer au fond des cups avant de mettre ta mixture de cheesecake.

Anonymous said...

Et je vois que le cake stand a deja ete mis au travail...


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