Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Raspberry Swirl Mini Cheesecakes

Raspberry Swirl Mini Cheesecakes
Recipe and photo from Lick the Bowl Good.

Graham Crust:
•1 1/2 cups finely ground graham crackers (about 12 sheets; use a mini chopper or food processor)
•3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
•3 tablespoons sugar

Raspberry Puree:

•1 container (6 ounces) fresh raspberries
•2 tablespoons sugar

•2 pounds (32 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature
•1 1/2 cups sugar
•Pinch of salt
•1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
•4 large eggs, room temperature

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Stir together ground graham crackers, butter, and 3 tablespoons sugar. Press 1 tablespoon crust mixture firmly into bottom of each lined cup. Bake until set, about 5 minutes. Transfer tins to a wire rack to cool.
Process raspberries in a food processor until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pass puree through a fine sieve into a small bowl, pressing with a flexible spatula to remove as much liquid as possible; discard solids. Whisk in 2 tablespoons sugar.
With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat cream cheese until fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. With mixer on low speed, add remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar in a steady stream. Add salt and vanilla; mix until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined after each.

Spoon 3 tablespoons filling over crust in each cup. Dollop 1/2 teaspoon raspberry puree in a few dots over each. With a wooden skewer or toothpick, swirl sauce into filling. Place each tin in a roasting pan (bake in batches, if necessary); pour enough hot water into pan to come three-quarters of the way up sides of cups.
Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until filling is set, about 22 minutes. Carefully remove tins from water bath and transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate (in tins) at least 4 hours (or out of tins up to 5 days in airtight containers). Remove from tins just before serving.

Makes 32 mini cheesecakes.


  1. I always look forward to your Tuesday posts! I know it will be something delicious!

  2. This is a perfect recipe for a party. Full sized desserts are always tough at cocktail parties because there aren't enough hands to hold everything, but these individual servings are wonderful!

  3. oh yum! must eat must bake must eat hahah I can't even work out right now...thanks megan. thanks.

  4. you can make these for me and bring them thursday! :)

  5. These look delicious! I'm gonna have to make these now. Thanks...haha :)

  6. Oh my word these look so delish! How cute would they be at Christmas time. xo

  7. I'm with Lindsay! Feel free to bring these to Taco Boy :)

  8. Oh my, those look delicious & so easy. Perfect for Gameday tailgates too. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  9. those look perfect! I love anything cheesecake with a graham cracker crust!

  10. oh myyyy those look good!! I'm gonna have to snag this recipe! :)