Saturday, October 09, 2004

Mini Cheesecake

I have a ragged, barely readable page torn from a magazine with this recipe, years old. It's a favorite. Very simple. Individual mini cheesecakes that you can decorate with fruit, jam, shaved chocolate pieces, powdered sugar, whipped cream, or just leave them plain. Great for a little single serving indulgence. Nice surprise for someone (who loves cheesecake) who thinks this might be a muffin.

You will need:

paper or foil muffin cup liners
12 vanilla wafers
2 8oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tsp. vanilla
2 eggs, slightly beaten

Line your muffin pan with foil muffin cup liners, or two paper cup liners. Place a wafer in each one.

Mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla, with an electric mixer until well blended. Add the eggs and mix well. Pour (or spoon) the mixture over each wafer, filling cups 3/4 full.

Bake at 325° for 25 minutes.

Let them cool in the pan on a wire rack, then refrigerate. Garnish (or leave as is) just before serving. Mmmmmm!

This is first cheesecake recipe I ever dared to try. I've alternated the wafer with crushed graham crackers or crushed cookie crumbs. Using a wafer is the easiest, but some variety is good. These days you can buy these items ready for use. Less work, same convenience. Great little treat!


Blogger daisygirl423 said...

Instead of a vanilla wafer, try a chocolate sandwich cookie. Or place a tablespoon of chocolate chip cookie dough (the refrigerated rolls work great) in the muffin cup and bake for 10-12 minutes. Then add your cheesecake mixture and bake as usual! Also, try adding some mini chocolate chips the the mixture before baking! Enjoy

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