6 Delicious Mini Cheesecake Recipes That Make Perfect Portions

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

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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.

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake

  • 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)

Topping

  • 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.