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mini cheesecake bite in liner with cherry onto and glaze dripping down the side
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Mini Cheesecake Bites

The beauty of these mini cheesecake bites is that you get all the delicious creaminess and cheesecake cravings fulfilling in a small perfect bite. They take a FRACTION of the time to make, much harder to mess up and basically a big fan favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 76kcal

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

  • ¾ c graham crackers crushed
  • 3 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon cinnamon

Cheesecake

  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 eggs

Cherry Topping (optional)

  • ½ c canned pitted cherries
  • ½ c cherry juice from canned cherries
  • ½ c sugar
  • 2 ½ Tablespoon flour
  • Tablespoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • Spray muffin tin with cooking spray, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Make crust by mixing graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and cinnamon by hand. Press mixture into tins to until each tin ¼ full.
  • Make cheesecake filling by creaming soft, room temperature cream cheese with mixer until fluffy. Whip in sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, then eggs until incorporated well. Pour about 1 tablespoon of cheesecake filling into each tin, no more than ¾ full.
  • Bake cheesecake bites 10-11 minutes until puffy on the edges, and before any significant browning takes place.
  • Remove from oven, let cool in pan until mostly cooled, and cheesecake bites have pulled away from from the tin edges.
  • Remove bites from tins gently with a dull knife and finish cooling on cooling rack. Once completely cooled, refrigerate.
  • Make cherry topping by simmering cherry juice with sugar, flour, and salt. Whisk until flour is completely incorporated, simmer 1-2 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat, add butter, mix until melted. Add cherries to mixture. Refrigerate until cool.
  • Once cheesecakes and topping are both chilled, top bites with topping, including one cherry on each bite. Serve.

Notes

CAN I USE A DIFFERENT CRACKER FOR THE CRUST? 

YES! switch up your crust and make these mini cheesecake bites uniquely YOU. I've tried
  1. crushed pretzels
  2. chocolate graham crackers
  3. oreo cookies 
  4. biscoff cookies

HOW DO I ADJUST THE RECIPE IF USING A DIFFERENT COOKIE? 

I didn't. I still mixed my crumbs with the same amount of butter and sugar. If your cookie seems like its more sweet than a graham cracker you can use your discretion and use less sugar. 

Nutrition

Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg