Mix 'n Match Mini Cheesecakes

4.6
(39) 30 Reviews
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
5
hr.
5
min.
Servings

12 servings, 1/3 of one mini cheesecake each

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  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Mix cracker crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and the butter; press scant 1/3 cup crumb mixture onto bottom of each of four mini (4-1/2-inch) springform pans. Bake 7 min.
  • Beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar and the vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour one-fourth of the batter (about 1 cup) into each of four bowls. If desired, add one of the Stir-In Ideas to each bowl of batter. Pour over crusts. Place pans on baking sheet.
  • Bake 40 to 45 min. or until centers are almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rims of pans to loosen cakes; cool before removing rims. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Size Wise

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Stir-In Ideas

For each one-fourth portion of batter, stir in one of the following before pouring batter over crust and baking as directed: Apple Pie: Stir in 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon. Top baked cheesecake with combined 1/2 cup warmed apple pie filling and 1/2 tsp. brown sugar. S'Mores: Stir in 3 Tbsp. milk chocolate chips. Top baked cheesecake with 1/4 cup JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows and 1 Tbsp. broken graham crackers. Citrus: Stir in 1 tsp. lemon, orange or lime juice; 1 tsp. flour and 1/4 tsp. grated lemon, orange or lime peel. Chocolate Chunk: Stir in 1 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, chopped. New York: Stir in 1/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream and 1 Tbsp. flour. Cookies and Cream: Stir in 1/4 cup chopped OREO Cookies. Chocolate Royale: Stir in 2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted. Peanut Butter: Stir in 2 Tbsp. peanut butter and 1 Tbsp. milk. Mocha: Mix 1 tsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee granules with 2 tsp. hot water. Stir into batter along with 2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted. Cherry: Bake mini cheesecake as directed without Stir-Ins. Just before serving, top with 1/3 cup cherry pie filling.

Servings

  • 12 servings, 1/3 of one mini cheesecake each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1/3 of one mini cheesecake each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 340
% Daily Value
Total fat 24g
Saturated fat 15g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 320mg
Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 19g
Protein 6g
   
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • sadiekiddycooker | Sat, May 11 2013 8:12 PM

  • ajb1322 | Tue, Apr 2 2013 2:28 PM

    This recipe is fantastic! It is a great alternative to other more commonplace desserts - I used tilted 5-inch pans so I left them in the pans and they didn't look exactly like the picture, but they still tasted delicious. I made New York, Mocha, Smores, and Peanut butter - for the peanut butter and smores, I topped them with melted chocolate chips and all 4 were so so good! Definitely will make again, especially for group events as even though they are small, they are rich and feed a lot of people!

  • katbru1 | Sun, Feb 6 2011 12:35 AM

    These are probably the best looking cheesecakes I have ever made; did 2 original, one peanut butter and one chocolate chip. I followed the recipe exactly, except I did put a pan of water in the bottom of the oven to avoid cracks. The instructions could be a little clearer about when to run the knife around the edge, and how long to let cool before removing the sides of the pan - I had to refer to another cookbook for that. Otherwise ... GREAT recipe, perfect for entertaining or gift giving, and I am so glad I finally got to use my mini springform pans.

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