Friday, June 22, 2012

Patriotic Mini Cheesecakes

Every American loves anything Red, White and Blue during the summer. So if you are looking for an easy dessert to serve at your upcoming July 4th Party these mini cheesecakes will sure to be a crowd pleaser. Anything really can become patriotic by simply adding red and blue to it so that's just what I did to this creamy and sweet mini cheesecake recipe.

Ingredients for the Crust:
1 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/3 Cup Margarine - Melted
2 Tbsp Sugar

Adapted from Keebler Graham Cracker Crumbs Package

Ingredients for Cheesecake:
2 8oz Packages of Cream Cheese - Softened
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tsp Vanilla


Start by preheating your oven to 375 F. Take out a muffin tin and place a paper liners into each opening. Combine the softened cream cheese with the sugar until fluffy using your stand mixer. Add the eggs and mix until well combined, then beat in the vanilla. Set aside.
In a medium sized bowl pour in the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the margarine or butter on a low power setting for 30-45 seconds at a time until melted. Pour the melted butter into the crumbs and stir until completely combined.
Place a heaping spoonful of the moist crumbs into each paper liner. Using a fork push the crumbs down until they firmly packed into the bottom of the muffin tin.
Using an ice cream scooper spoon the cream cheese mixture on top of the graham cracker crumbs. Be careful not to over flow the paper liners. Bake for 15 minutes or until the top of the cheesecake appears to be set.
Cool the cheesecakes in the tin for about 5 minutes, then allow them to completely cool on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Wash the blueberries, wash and cut strawberries. Place on top of each cheesecake. Store in the fridge until serving.
Enjoy!! - Nicole

18 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea and wonderful for a picnic!

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  2. These are just adorable and soo perfect for the upcoming holiday. I'm wild about cheesecake and always make red, white & blue foods for the patriotic celebrations. These are a real winner! Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck! (But did I miss seeing your link back?=)

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    1. Sorry - I did see you linked up to WP thru Meet Penny - good for you! =)

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  3. Those look so great. Wonderful job. Come and visit us. We are giving away flip flops.

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  4. I nominated your sweet blog for The Versatile Blogger Award. To view: http://grannyssoutherncooking.blogspot.com/2012/06/well-yall-i-received-my-first-blog.html

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  5. those look so beautiful! thanks for the recipe. Now I need to go look at those buckeye brownies on your sidebar, too! haha...

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  6. I love cheesecake so much that I have an entire board dedicated to it on Pinterest. Pinning. Thanks so much for linking this up at Weekend Potluck. :)

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  7. I love little tarts! These look great! I would love for you to link up something at my Thursday Food Fest at http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com. Have a good weekend.

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  8. Wow i love these. they are just so cute!! found out on Six sisters. I really like the look of your blog and love your pictures!!! new follower. come visit me sometime!!

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  9. These look so good! I am already planning on making them! I am a new follower as well! Would love you to visit me sometime too!

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  10. What great little Cheesecakes and wonderful for the upcoming celebration. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing on Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Love cheesecake and these looks super yummy! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  12. DELICIOUS! Love that they are mini!! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

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  13. Yummy! I love cheesecake with berries :)

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  14. Cute, yummy and patriotic! PERFECT!

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  15. Congrats on your feature at the Weekend Potluck. What a terrific dessert for the holiday!
    ~Kim

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  16. Pinned to my Saturday Dishes board. Thanks for joining Saturday Dishes. ~ Paula

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