Mini White Chocolate Cheesecakes~

 I put a teaspoonful of crumbs into each muffin paper~
 Then use this wooden tamper to press the crumbs into a mini-crust~

These have become one of my signature desserts.  I’ve made both plain and chocolate varieties…and this time white chocolate.  They are perfect for entertaining…just one lovely bite…hardly any guilt eating one or two. They are so elegant topped with one red raspberry, but I’ve also used kiwi, blue berries, and red and green M & M’s for a holiday party.

My sister, Maddy, is coming to visit from Denver.  She refashions vintage jewelry into gorgeous, wearable, modern pieces.  We’re having an open house/jewelry show and I have started making some desserts for the party.  These freeze wonderfully, so they were the first on my list.
Mini White Chocolate Cheesecakes~
 
Ingredients
  • Mini White Chocolate Cheesecakes~
  • For crust:
  • 22 Nabisco Famous Wafers (half the package), processed into fine crumbs
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • For filling:
  • 2 packages, 8 ounces each, cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Frangelico liqueur
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325º. Line mini-muffin tins with paper liners (will make approximately 48).
  2. Combine chocolate cookie crumbs, butter and sugar. Tamp about 1 teaspoon into the bottom of each muffin tin opening. Set aside.
  3. With paddle attachment of electric mixer, mix cream cheese for about 30 seconds. Scrape down sides. Add sugar and process for about 30 seconds. Scrape down sides. Add chocolate and flavorings and mix for 30 seconds again. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing just till incorporated.
  4. Spoon about a tablespoon of filling on top of chocolate crust. Bake about 12-15 minutes, till puffed but not browned. Cool, then refrigerate or freeze well covered.
  5. To serve, top each with some raspberry sauce or white chocolate ganache (I gently melt some white chocolate and a small amount of cream in the microwave, stir till smooth), then a beautiful ripe raspberry. The paper wrappers can be removed...a much easier process when the cheesecakes are frozen.

Comments

  1. OMG! I have been looking everywhere (except Sur La Table) for a mini muffin pan! These cheesecakes look so cute!

    • Hi Yummychunklet,
      I found my mini muffin pans at Marshalls. You can find them also at the sister stores, Home Goods, TJ Max. You can find mini cheesecake pans at William Sonoma. Looking forward to make these for Thanksgiving!

  2. How cute , i love this idea of mini cheesecakes.

  3. I love mini cheesecakes! And these look stunning! Really elegant… great combination of colors and flavors (raspberries and white chocolate are delicious together!). I will try them next time I have some friends over… this recipe has been bookmarked Lizzy! Thanks!!!!

  4. Ahhh and I LOVE the fact that you can freeze them… whenever I have a party I always end up having to make everything at the last moment… so these will be perfect!

  5. That looks sinfully delicious!! Loved the flavor and color..
    I am gone try it out soon!!

  6. something_good says:

    wow, they are so precious! like jewelry!

  7. Pegasuslegend says:

    So cute!

  8. briarrose says:

    The perfect size and so cute. Everything is just better in mini size. 😉

  9. Oh, I wish I liked cheesecake! These are beautiful, Liz!

  10. 5 Star Foodie says:

    These are such scrumptious looking mini treats! Sounds wonderful with the white chocolate and Frangelico!

  11. This is lovely! I like the idea of using the mini muffins pan for this cheesecakes!

  12. Jill Colonna says:

    What gorgeous wee gems! Long time since I’ve heard about Frangelico liqueur: this must be wonderful in there, too. I’d have one or two, then 3 or 10…;-)

  13. Jennifurla says:

    they are so pretty too! Perfect for a party.

  14. Love mini cheesecakes Lizzy…white chocolate sounds wonderful!
    They look so pretty!

  15. I absolutely adore mini desserts. I love all of the decadence and flavor packed into a few bites. This look so yummy and are just beautiful.

  16. Lizzy, you shouldn’t tease us with goodies like this; unless you are willing to deliver. I want one. Hope you are having a great day.
    -Gina-

  17. Thanks so much, everyone, for your lovely thoughts and comments…I so appreciate you stopping by!!!

  18. Your little minis are so cute and look delicious. These will be perfect for my future daughter in law’s shower, and I can freeze them, even better yet! Thanks for sharing!

  19. These are so cute! Love the Frangelico too!

  20. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    These look awesome Lizzy! I would love to have one or five right now!

  21. I love mini cheesecakes Lizzy, they’re so cute! I don’t think I’ve ever made a white chocolate cheesecake but it sounds fantastic!

  22. vanillabeanbaker says:

    These are just adorably beautiful! Enjoy your visit with your sister.

  23. Butrcreamblondi says:

    These are so cute! I love that you used Frangelico 🙂 The only problem is I don’t think I could have just 1 or 2!

  24. Roxana GreenGirl says:

    these look amazing Lizzy. Love the bite size portion, even thou I’d find it hard to stop after just one 🙂
    Beautiful photos as usual.

  25. These are so cute! We used to make a dessert at the restaurant, a white chocolate & amaretto cheesecake which was always a best seller. We used amaretti biscuits for the base, this reminded me of it. Yours looks so pretty!!

  26. These mini cheese cakes are so adorable and yummy!
    Congratulations to your sister for her creativity.
    I would love to see some of her vintage jewelry displayed. Wow, so much fun…wish I could be there…sigh!

  27. I can just imagine the wonderful burst of flavor when you pop one of these in your mouth. They are so pretty!

  28. These look simply delightful and with that white chocolate, they must be so good.

  29. I love these mini cheesecake, they are perfect!

  30. Firefly@fireflyblog.org says:

    They are so cute and yummy!

  31. I love the presentation!!! Delicious dessert! Thanks for sharing.

  32. Dee Dee's Delights says:

    I Love these! thanks for linking up to my Sunday Buffet!

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