Patriotic Mini-Cheesecakes

Can you believe that it’s almost Memorial Day?  That means that this year is nearly half over already.

 

We typically don’t make plans for holiday weekends.  Holidays- when everyone else is out recreating- is when hubs is the busiest at work.  So we celebrate a bit early.  Yep- we had a little Memorial Day celebration last weekend that consisted of eating & family time.  I know- exciting right!  We remembered our family members & all those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice to give us the freedom we cherish.  I went through my dessert recipes & finally decided that I couldn’t put these Patriotic Mini-Cheesecakes off until 4th of July.  I had to make them.  I had been putting them off for so long. Once I made them I realized how simple they were.  So I figured you all might want to make them for your get-togethers too.  They look so much harder than they are & everyone will think you worked your tail off in the kitchen.  Trust me- that is so not the case.  AND- since they are minis – it makes portion control so much easier too.

 

Patriotic Mini-Cheesecakes

Patriotic Mini-Cheesecakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar- divided
  • 3 tbsp butter/margarine- melted
  • 3 pkgs (8oz each) cream cheese- softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberry marmalade (opt)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in microwave safe bowl for approx 30 seconds.
  3. Add graham cracker crumbs & 2 tbsp of sugar. Mix until combined & crumbs are moist.
  4. Line muffin tins with 18 baking cup liners.
  5. Put approx 1 tsp of moist crumbs in the bottom of each liner & press down to compact & cover bottom.
  6. Beat cream cheese, vanilla extract & remaining sugar in electric mixer until well combined.
  7. Add in eggs one at a time- mixing until just blended.
  8. Scoop into your prepared liners on top of your crackers. I did one large scoop to start & then went back & topped each off with my remaining batter so that they were all uniform in size.
  9. Bake 25-30 minutes- until center is almost set.
  10. Cool completely. I was impatient- so I stuck mine in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  11. When ready- peel papers off, top with berries & drizzle with marmalade.
  12. Store in refrigerator in airtight container. (I'm storing my extra batch in the freezer so we can have them as we crave them)
http://www.kleinworthco.com/2013/05/patriotic-mini-cheesecakes.html

So there you have it.  Really easy &  everyone at your party will LOVE you for bringing these.

 

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    These look really good! Visiting from Happy Hour! I just made some cheesecakes myself with Blueberries and Mascarpone, would love to have you stop by to check them out!

  2. says

    Looks Delicious and beautiful!! Thank you for linking up at Family Fun Friday on HappyAndBlessedHome.com! Blessings!

    • suburbsmama says

      Thank you so much for linking up. Hope to see more from you on my next linky party.

  3. says

    Mini cheesecakes are the best and these look fabulous! Thanks for linking them up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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