Mini Berry Cheesecakes

Mini Berry Cheesecakes

While I DO have a pretty intense sweet tooth, I don’t need to eat a whole half of a pie, or even a slice, to get my fill. Thanksgiving, Christmas and birthdays being the exception, of course. Bring on the apple pie, tiramisu and layer cake!

But, during the rest of the year I love, love, love mini desserts. Just a little something sweet is all you need to satiate that sweet loving demon inside and keep trim enough for tiny swimsuits!

Mixed Berries

These mini cheesecakes are sensationally simple, delicious and super versatile – Add cocoa powder to the cream cheese mixture for chocolate cheesecake, maybe? Or how about topping the little cuties with mixed berries or chopped nuts and a caramel drizzle? No? You’re tough to please.

Okay, what about…

Fresh Mango Whipped Cream

… Heavenly homemade whipped cream mixed with the silky smooth, tangy-sweet puree of a fresh mango?

Oh baby.

Or, puree your favorite berries instead for an extra berry-licious addition to these already mouthwatering little morsels of dessert!

Mini Cheesecakes

So, go ahead, have a little cheesecake this summer as you’re slipping into sundresses and sunning outside with an icy cold margarita! Make ‘em fancy and frilly or keep ‘em casual and fuss-free, just don’t be surprised when your super impressed guests start asking for the recipe!

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Mini Berry Cheesecakes

Yield: Makes 12

Ingredients:

6-7 graham crackers

3 Tbsp. melted butter

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese, softened

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2/3 cup granulated sugar

Topping ideas:

Fresh berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.

Fruit pie filling, such as cherry or mixed berry

Chopped pecans or walnuts

Fresh whipped cream

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line muffin tins with 12 paper baking cups, or leave mini cheesecake pan unlined.

In a food processor, pulse graham crackers with melted butter until you’ve achieved wet sand consistency. Place 1 tbsp. of graham cracker mixture into each cup, gently patting into the bottom and sides of each cup.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time. Add lemon juice and sugar. Beat until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Fill each baking cup 2/3 full with cream cheese mixture.

Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Cool pan completely on a rack before removing cheesecakes.

Top with fresh berries, fruit pie filling, chopped nuts, or fresh whipped cream before serving, if desired.

Enjoy!

      

47 Responses to “Mini Berry Cheesecakes”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 17, 2012 @ 5:32 am

    These are so cute, Georgia! Mini desserts are my favorite too :).

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    Angelyn — July 17, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    I love cheesecake!! And mini desserts are one of my favorites, yours look absolutely delicious!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 17, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    Miniature-sized anything is always a plus in my book, especially if it involves cheesecake!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — July 17, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    I love cheesecake; I love berries; and, I love anything mini. These look divine and so very cute. Lovely work, Georgia!

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    Vicki Bensinger — July 17, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    These are so pretty and I love the flavors you’ve added. Fresh fruit makes all the difference, I think.

    I’m with you, I almost always need just a bit of something sweet following a meal to complete me. My husband doesn’t understand but when he has something sweet he doesn’t snack after dinner. However, I definitely blame my mom for my sweet tooth although I’m not angry about it – I love sweets!

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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — July 17, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    They look delicious, and I love the mango puree idea! Perfection!

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    Sandie@afoodieaffair.com — July 17, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    Mini cheesecakes are some of my favorite things to make! And that fruit looks so good. Yum!

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    Lindsey — July 17, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    Looks amazing! What a great summer treat!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 17, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    These are beautiful! I’m loving that mango puree!

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes — July 17, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    Mini desserts are so appealing! I love the idea of mango whipped cream. Delicious!

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    Sandra Lee — July 17, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Seriously cute! I have been eating lots of mangoes this summer and these cuties are a great reason to keep eating more.

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    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — July 17, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    Yum, perfect size! Although I would probably eat 5 and totally ruin portion control.

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    Carrie Burrill — July 17, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    These are so cute and the perfect serving size! PS I received your brownies yesterday. HOLY COW, they were one of the best brownies I have ever had…. and gluten free to book!

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — July 17, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    Yay! So glad you like them!

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    Paula — July 17, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    These are wonderful. Few can resist such a great dessert, especially in these individual serving sizes. I love mini desserts.

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — July 17, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    I love mini desserts too, they go along quite nicely with my major sweet tooth! That mango puree looks incredible!

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    Lynda @ TasteFood — July 17, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    Adorable! Now I am craving cheesecake.

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    Guru Uru — July 17, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    Stunning my friend, I love them so much :D
    Very cute and delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} — July 17, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    Oh goodness, I want one, I want one! hehehe, they look gorgeous, not to mention incredibly delicious! What a great party pleaser these would make

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 17, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

    These sound fabulous!

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    Miranda @ Mangoes and Chutney — July 17, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    I can’t make these…just too easy for me to pop one every time I walk by!

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    Medeja — July 17, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    They look so cute!

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    Koci — July 18, 2012 @ 12:49 am

    These mini cheesecakes look so yummy! I love mini desserts in a forms because then you can feel all healthy, but still be eating your favorite treats!

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    From Valeries Kitchen — July 18, 2012 @ 3:19 am

    I need one now! Love the little tiny dessert idea. Always a winner :)

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    Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine — July 18, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    These are so cute! I have a thing for mini desserts! AND I LOVE cheesecake! Berries always make anything look so colourful and summery!

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    london bakes — July 18, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I am definitely a fan of mini-desserts and I often find cheesecake too rich to really enjoy so this sounds perfect for me!

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    Dawn R — July 18, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    These look so pretty and I’m sure are delicious. Can’t wait to make them!

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    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — July 18, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    i’m always attracted by mini desserts than the normal sized ones. They are just so cute, so irresistible! Love the addition of the fresh berries

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — July 19, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    I love mini desserts too (and coincidentally just posted about coconut cheesecake bars – also good for instant portion control). Mango whipped cream is an awesome idea!

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    Calamity Kate — July 19, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    I love bite sized desserts. You can eat as many as you want! I am a new follower and I love your pictures, they have so much life.
    Cheers, Kate

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    Monet — July 19, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    What perfect little summer treats! Thank you for sharing with me Georgia. These look lovely. I can never pass up cheesecake.

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    Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin — July 19, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    You’re so right. These bite-sized treats make sense for summer weather and fitting into summer clothes! :)These berry cheesecakes look like such a delicious dessert!

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    Wendy Wofford-Garcia — July 19, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    I love cheesecake…I think it’s my favorite dessert! And minis? Even cuter..sorry I’ve been so bad about stopping by, friend. Seems like is so hectic in the summer…but looks like I popped in at a good time!!

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    Lucy Hill — July 20, 2012 @ 2:45 am

    Wow! This is great! I wanna try this! :)

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    Brickley Cindy — July 20, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    These cheese cakes look so yummy. I will be making these very soon.

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    Sandra - The Foodie Affair — July 21, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    Oh, these definitely look mouthwatering! Cuteness factor x20! Love mini desserts!

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    Bake-A-Holic — July 21, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    I’m thinking the mango puree and whipped cream with a slice of strawberry on top sounds fantastic! I love individual desserts like this!

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    Honey — July 23, 2012 @ 4:12 am

    these mini cheesecakes look so good. yummy. i love that the serving size is smaller.. else you can really pack on a lot of calories with cheesecake.

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — July 23, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    How have you been, Georgia! I’ve been reading your posts through email but haven’t had a chance to stop by. You always make gorgeous mini treats!

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    Milk and Honey — July 25, 2012 @ 2:57 am

    These look delicious!
    I nominated you on my blog for the Versatile Blogger award :) You can read about it on my blog if you so choose.

    http://milk-and.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/beef-and-bean-sausage-rolls.html

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — July 25, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    These are so pretty! I love the piping you did on them. Looking at these just makes me so happy. :)

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    Lynda Bay — August 1, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    I just love them all! SO perfect! :)

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    Flavia — August 4, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    Hi Georgia, These cheesecakes look wonderful! I love the lightness of the mango puree and the berries. Fruit-based desserts are my favorite and I adore cheesecake. My mother-in-law makes a lemon curd cheesecake that is to die for and your mini cheesecakes reminded me of my MIL’s version that she has also made in mini form. It’s the perfect size for dessert and mini sizer feel like they are made just for you. Happy summer!

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    cool cake — October 13, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    This are so cute! On my way to the kitchen to bake them right now :)

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    cupcake tigger skittlez and cookie — December 22, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    Just out of curiosity can you double the recipe to make more?

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — December 28, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    You sure can! Enjoy these little treats.

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    Yii-Huei — April 8, 2013 @ 6:05 am

    These are so cute and look heavenly! I am a huge fan of berry cheesecake, so I’ll definitely have to make this sometime :)

    From @aroundleglobe.blogspot.com

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