Cheesecake is decadent and indulgent, but some can only take a few bites of the rich dessert before they feel their belt tightening. The thick dairy layer on top of the crushed cookie crust is enough to give consumers a day-long stomachache, and that’s where mini sweet treats come in. Mini cheesecakes save you from a stomachache and also from having to exercise extreme self-control to actually put the fork down. Check out these six dessert recipes and whip up a sophisticated and perfectly satisfying mini dessert.
1. Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes
Feed your dinner guests these mini fruit tart cheesecakes from Crazy for Crust and give them a break from chocolate. This recipe serves 12 and is perfect for a crowd, combining a graham cracker crumb crust, classic vanilla cheesecake, and a fresh berry topping. As long as you have a muffin tin and cupcake liners, you’re good to go, and all you have to bake is the crust.
- 1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup sour cream, room temperature
- 1 egg, room temperature
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or regular vanilla extract)
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 cups fresh berries
Head to Crazy for Crust for the full recipe.