Monday, July 19, 2010

Mini Cheesecakes / Individual Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce

Cheesecake is one of those desserts that have always fascinated me - by its awesome taste, smooth and creamy texture and stunning looks. This is one thing I have always wanted to try out and never had the courage thinking it would be complicated. This time I brought all the ingredients and wanted to make a proper cheesecake, but then again I was not sure whether I should really start off with a big cheesecake recipe. Then I came across this Individual cheesecake recipe at Joy of Baking, which said it is a quicker version, the size being smaller reduces the baking time. So I decided to go for this. This version helps serving smaller portions in lesser time with no compromises on the Cheesecake taste.

For the Crust
Graham Cracker Crumbs- 1 cup
Granulated White Sugar- 1 tbsp
Salted Butter- 4 tbsp (Melted)

1. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with 12 small pieces of parchment sheet on each cup with the ends hanging out. I buttered the cups before lining each with the parchment paper for the paper to stick in.
2. In a bowl, combine the Graham Cracker Crumbs, with the sugar and melted butter.
3. Press a heaped tablespoon of graham cracker mixture to the bottom of each of the muffin cups lined with parchment paper. I had some extra and so pressed in the mixture to 2 additional ramekins as well.
4. Cover and Refrigerate and proceed to make the filling.

For the Filling
Cream Cheese- 16 oz (at room temperature)
Granulated White Sugar- 2/3 cup
Eggs- 2 large (at room temperature)
Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
Sour Cream- 1/2 cup

1. Beat Cream Cheese in a bowl with an electric mixture on low speed until smooth. Do not over beat the mixture as it will cause cracks in the cheesecake.
2. Add Sugar and beat until combined.
3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, beating about 30 seconds.
4. Add the vanilla extract and sour cream and beat until incorporated.
5. Remove the crusts from the refrigerator and evenly divide the filling among the crusted cups.
6. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and bake for about 18 - 20 minutes or until firm but the centers of the cheesecakes still wobble a little.
7. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Let cool and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (a few hours or even overnight).

8. Taking hold of the two strips of parchment paper, carefully lift each cheesecake from the muffin cups. Gently peel off the parchment paper and place on your serving plate.

This recipe makes 12-14 Mini Cheesecakes, as mentioned I had used 2 additional ramekins.

For the Blueberry Sauce
Blueberry- 5 oz
Sugar- 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice- 2 tsp

1. Keep apart a few blueberries for garnish.
2. Blend the remaining blueberries in a mixer.
3. Heat a pan and add the pureed blueberry and sugar.
4. Mix well until it starts to boil.
5. Add the lemon juice and stir in for a minute or two.
6. Turn off the stove and allow the sauce to cool and refrigerate it.

The Cheesecake could be served with the blueberry sauce and the blueberries. The tartness in the blueberry sauce together with the sweet cheesecake and slightly salted crust makes it the perfect dessert! I would say it is definitely a must-try!


  1. OMG, this is worth-trying ya!!! I loved those cute ones.:)

  2. Such a droolworthy and tempting cheesecakes, looks cute and elegant..

  3. such cute & yummy minicakes...very lovely pics..

  4. Wow! They look really good, will try this during ramadhan.
    Looking forward to your entries for the event:-)

  5. They look so darn cute...yeah the whole idea of a cheesecake is quite intimidating to me actually...although recipes look really easy...
    these, like you said somehow seem a whole lot easier

  6. Woww.. looks soo cute and delicious.. gr8 job !!

  7. wow!cute cakes...beautiful presentation and color, first time time 2 your space.. loving your collection here.. do drop in at my space sometime..

  8. hi fathima,
    cheesecakes looks so cute n delicious...very well explained ...i am planing from somany days to make this as its my hubby's favorite ,now i will do it soon ...
    u got a beautiful space here with lovely collection of recipes ...happy to find u dear
    if u get time do visit my blog


  9. Amazing min cheese cake Fathima..Drooling at the pics..Brilliant!!!


  10. Wow looks so cheese cake, lovely.

  11. i love individual cheese cakes...i have one in my drafts..yummy yumm!!!

  12. looks so good and absolutely yummy.

  13. WOW..cheese cake looks incredibly delicious..beautiful pics...superbb!

  14. wow really delicious
    perfectly made
    yummy cakes

  15. Cute little Cheese Cakes..Looks awesome !!!

  16. Dear Fatima
    Just landed on this recipe after virtually eating that great beef roast...
    Very nice bake...but I am off baking for many years ..I am not allowed to use the oven seriously thinking of buying one and put it on top of SOMEONES oven...

    Have a nice day

  17. wow yummy cheese cale i love to eat cakes alot

    this my fav cake from today

  18. Mini cheese cakes looks lovely and divine dear:)

  19. Cute and yumm cheesecakes..cheesecakes are my fav..
    Good to see you all da :-)

  20. such cute & yummy minicakes...very lovely pics..

  21. perfect .. .and soo cute! i m drooling already

  22. Seems U r concentrating on desserts these dayz....Wen r u goin' to post Rasgulla and Gulab Jamun...Hope u know that quite well....Also do participate in my Poll on Vegetarianism on my blog and press the 'follow' tab if u don't mind..!

  23. OMG!!!. they are just perfect as party dessert. absolutely adorable. Blueberries are difficult to get in chennai. Any suggestions for the sauce?..

  24. Delectable cheese cakes,love the individual portions,easy to bake too :D

  25. These are gorgeous! I've been craving cheesecakes and this would really hit the spot!

  26. Oooooooooo Myyyyyyyyyy Goooooooooood

    So much of bill to this addictive till today :( given to KFC, you saved me a lot,

    Will try it this week end and post you an ubdate

  27. Easy and delicious! Thank you for the recipe! I made them in cupcake papers instead of using the parchment paper! I love cutting up fresh strawberries and blueberries to have with Cheesecake!

  28. Hello, thanks for the recipe...I will try to do them, I like mini cakes...But could you pelase tell me where I can buy a mold like yours? do you remember the brand? or the name of this especifc one, I like it...It seems does a better job


    Carmen, Cancun, Mexico

  29. Hi:

    Thanks, I will try to do it. I love the mold you have ...Do you remember the name and brabd so I can try to get one like yours? thanks :D

    Carmen, Cancun, Mexico

  30. Carmen,

    You could use a normal muffin pan. You should be able to get that in any place you get baking stuff. The brand I have is Hamilton Beach.


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