Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

Delight in these adorable Mini Cheesecakes, the perfect addition to any dessert table. With a classic graham cracker crust and a creamy cheesecake filling, each bite-sized treat is topped with a cherry, offering a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors. Ideal for parties, family gatherings, or as a special treat, these mini cheesecakes are both delicious and charming.



  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 ounces full-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping (optional):

  • Cherry pie filling or whipped cream


  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Make Crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press about 2 tablespoons of mixture into each liner. Bake for 5-8 minutes until set. Let cool.
  3. Make Filling: Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mix until smooth. Distribute evenly over crusts in liners.
  4. Bake: Fill each liner to the top with filling and bake for 22-25 minutes until set but slightly jiggly in the center.
  5. Chill: Let cheesecakes cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Serve: Top with cherry pie filling or whipped cream before serving.


  • Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature to ensure smooth mixing.
  • Don’t overmix the filling to avoid incorporating too much air, which can cause cracks.
  • Let the cheesecakes cool gradually to prevent sudden temperature changes that could lead to sinking.


Q: Can I freeze these mini cheesecakes? A: Yes, you can freeze the mini cheesecakes for up to 2 months. Wrap them individually and thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Q: What other toppings can I use besides cherry pie filling? A: Feel free to experiment with different toppings such as blueberry compote, fresh raspberries, or even chocolate ganache for a decadent touch.

Prep Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes


  • Servings: 12 mini cheesecakes


  • Dessert


  • Baking


  • American


  • Vegetarian


These Mini Cheesecakes are not only a delightful treat but also a practical choice for serving at events where guests might prefer a personal dessert over slices from a larger cake. Each cheesecake promises a perfect mix of crunchy crust and creamy filling, finished with a cherry on top for a classic and elegant presentation. Enjoy crafting these little gems for your next special occasion or just as a sweet end to a lovely meal!

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