mini raspberry blueberry cheesecakes

Sunday, July 3, 2011 |
I get a baking bug every now and again (or every 2.75 weeks on the dot, whichever you prefer), often when I’m between grocery trips. This means I rely on the power of the internet to find a recipe that will fit the ingredients I have on hand. Yesterday I faced a different dilemma – an equipment-related one. I found a peach buttermilk pie recipe that looked delectable, but I didn’t have a pie pan on hand. Sad times! So instead, I decided to try mini cheesecakes. Delicious!


Mini Raspberry Blueberry Cheesecakes (adapted from this recipe)


INGREDIENTS


Cheesecakes

1 1/2 cups crushed gingersnaps

2 tablespoons butter (melted)

16 ounces cream cheese

3/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Fruit Topping

1/3 cup raspberry preserves or jam

1/2 pint blueberries

2 tablespoons white sugar

1/3 cup apple juice



DIRECTIONS


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line muffin tins with aluminum liners (or paper in a pinch).


Crush the gingersnaps and mix with melted butter. Scoop one tablespoon of the gingersnap mixture into each liner.


Blend the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Pour cream cheese mixture over the gingersnap crust, almost to the top of each muffin cup.


Place cheesecakes in preheated oven, and bake 20-22 minutes (I wasn’t sure how long to bake them, so I set the timer to 15 minutes and then checked on them every 2 minutes).


Mix and cook all topping ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and cool thoroughly before serving with cheesecakes. For those days when you don’t feel up to making the topping yourself, you can also open a can of pie filling (any type).


If not eating immediately, refrigerate. Makes 12 mini cheesecakes, and takes less than an hour! Wonders never cease.


Recommended for: an easy, scrumptious dessert that will impress everyone, a deliciously rich treat to go with a glass of wine at the end of the day, or a sinful snack to keep you going during the afternoon doldrums.

8 comments:

Amanda @ On a Book Bender said...

Those look delicious! :) Now I want some...

danielle. said...

Wow, these look beyond delicious. I think I'll add the ingredients to my grocery list now :D

Ryan G said...

This post has my sailvary glands working overtime.

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

Wow!!!!! I would really like to try these sometime. You have FANTASTIC recipes on your blog. I really need to test them out SOON.

Baggins said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing! I totally have a craving now! :-D

Bunny B said...

wow! those look delish! yum!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Brilliant!

Jasmine Rose said...

These look quite fantastic. Even if I don't like blueberries much :P
Also, I love the look of your blog.
And I would die for that hat in your profile pic. It is pretty much wickedly awesome.

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