Melissa's Cuisine: Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes are a fun and delicious individual dessert; they are perfect for all your holiday parties!
Melissa's Cuisine: Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes
I love individual foods!  There's something special about having a cute little dish of food all to myself!

I think individual desserts are perfect for this time of the year. They come together quickly and easily; they travel well; they taste delicious!  And perhaps best of all, these cheesecakes can be prepared ahead of time, so when it's time for dessert, there is very little fuss.  Just pull the cheesecakes from the fridge, add a spoon and dessert is served!

I used plastic wine glasses for these desserts, which made clean up even easier.  You can use small glass wine glasses, or any other small serving dishes you might have.  I just recommend using clear glass dishes to show off the beauty of this simple dessert.

You can use any flavor of pie filling to top the cheesecakes.  I made these for our Thanksgiving dinner and opted for strawberry pie filling because I knew everyone at our dinner likes it.  I've also been experimenting with adding flavors into the cheesecake part, so stay tuned for some more fun flavors in the coming months!
Melissa's Cuisine: Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes
Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

Serves 12

Ingredients:
12 graham cracker sheets
1/4 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 can strawberry pie filling

1.  Crush graham crackers in your food processor until they are fine crumbs.  If you don't have a food processor, you can put the crackers in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

2.  Add the sugar and melted butter and pulse until the mixture resembles wet sand.

3.  Divide the graham cracker crust between your serving dishes.

4.  In the bowl of your mixer, combine the sweetened condensed milk and the cream cheese until smooth.

5.  Divide the cheesecake filling over the crust in the serving dishes.  I found it was easiest to scoop the filling into a pastry bag and pipe it into the glasses.

6.  Scoop the pie filling on top of the cheesecake filling.

7.  Chill the cheesecakes until you're ready to serve.

Source: The Pioneer Woman

5 comments:

  1. Yum - making these for my kids new years dessert! : )

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  2. I love individual foods too, especially for parties, they are just so much more fun and more practical too, because everybody gets their own! These little cheesecakes look soooooooo good!!!!!!

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  3. yum! this looks like a beautiful dessert to serve at a dinner party, thanks for sharing :) http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

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  4. Oh I love mini desserts too, and I ADORE cheesecake! These look too good to resist!

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