Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mini Cheesecakes

Sunday I had a craving for cheesecake, but I didn't want to make my usual recipe because it makes a ton.  I need to have less treats around since I'm trying to eat them less often.  I used this recipe to make these mini cheesecakes.  It made 12 pretty short cheesecakes.  You could make less crust and make fewer cheesecakes that have more of the "cheese" part.


Mini Cheesecakes
recipe in my recipe binder (original recipe for cherry cheesecake tarts) who knows where I got it

Crust:
1 c. crushed graham crackers
1/8 c. sugar
4 T. melted butter

Mix together cracker crumbs and sugar.  Add butter.  Pat into the bottom of greased muffin cups (I used these silicone ones) or you can use a paper liner.

Filling:

8 oz package cream cheese (I used fat-free)
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cream together cream cheese and sugar.  Add egg, lemon juice and vanilla.  Beat until smooth.  Spoon onto crust in muffin cups.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Chill before serving.  Makes 12 mini cheesecakes.

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