When you need to satisfy a cheesecake craving, turn to these easy mini berry cheesecakes with buttery graham cracker crusts and fresh whipped cream!
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!
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…
… Heavenly homemade whipped cream mixed with the silky smooth, tangy-sweet puree of a fresh mango?
Or, puree your favorite berries instead for an extra berry-licious addition to these already mouthwatering little morsels of dessert!
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!
Mini Berry Cheesecakes
- 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
- Fresh berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.
- Fruit pie filling, such as cherry or mixed berry
- Chopped pecans or walnuts
- Fresh whipped cream
- 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.
These are so cute, Georgia! Mini desserts are my favorite too :).
I love cheesecake!! And mini desserts are one of my favorites, yours look absolutely delicious!
Miniature-sized anything is always a plus in my book, especially if it involves cheesecake!
I love cheesecake; I love berries; and, I love anything mini. These look divine and so very cute. Lovely work, Georgia!
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!
They look delicious, and I love the mango puree idea! Perfection!
Mini cheesecakes are some of my favorite things to make! And that fruit looks so good. Yum!
Looks amazing! What a great summer treat!
These are beautiful! I’m loving that mango puree!
Mini desserts are so appealing! I love the idea of mango whipped cream. Delicious!
Seriously cute! I have been eating lots of mangoes this summer and these cuties are a great reason to keep eating more.
Yum, perfect size! Although I would probably eat 5 and totally ruin portion control.
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!
Yay! So glad you like them!
These are wonderful. Few can resist such a great dessert, especially in these individual serving sizes. I love mini desserts.
I love mini desserts too, they go along quite nicely with my major sweet tooth! That mango puree looks incredible!
Adorable! Now I am craving cheesecake.
Stunning my friend, I love them so much :D
Very cute and delicious!
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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
These sound fabulous!
I can’t make these…just too easy for me to pop one every time I walk by!
They look so cute!
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!
I need one now! Love the little tiny dessert idea. Always a winner :)
These are so cute! I have a thing for mini desserts! AND I LOVE cheesecake! Berries always make anything look so colourful and summery!
I am definitely a fan of mini-desserts and I often find cheesecake too rich to really enjoy so this sounds perfect for me!
These look so pretty and I’m sure are delicious. Can’t wait to make them!
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
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!
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.
What perfect little summer treats! Thank you for sharing with me Georgia. These look lovely. I can never pass up cheesecake.
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!
Wow! This is great! I wanna try this! :)
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!!
These cheese cakes look so yummy. I will be making these very soon.
Oh, these definitely look mouthwatering! Cuteness factor x20! Love mini desserts!
I’m thinking the mango puree and whipped cream with a slice of strawberry on top sounds fantastic! I love individual desserts like this!
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.
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!
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.
These are so pretty! I love the piping you did on them. Looking at these just makes me so happy. :)
I just love them all! SO perfect! :)
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!
This are so cute! On my way to the kitchen to bake them right now :)
Just out of curiosity can you double the recipe to make more?
You sure can! Enjoy these little treats.
These are so cute and look heavenly! I am a huge fan of berry cheesecake, so I’ll definitely have to make this sometime :)