Mother’s Day is a meaningful time to honor the women who have loved us well, a day to give thanks for their words of wisdom, acts of kindness, and even those hugs given at just the right moment… moms always know best, don’t they? Mini raspberry cheesecakes are both sweet and beautiful, fitting for the special day.

Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes

Sweet and tangy raspberry sauce swirled into creamy vanilla cheesecake atop homemade graham crusts says “I love you” in the best way possible. Serve up a platter topped with raspberries and mint leaves, or dollops of honey whipped cream for a delightful finish to the celebration. Wishing all the wonderful mothers (especially my own!) a lovely day!

Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes

Print
Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes

Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes

  • Author: Laura | Tutti Dolci
  • Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes

Ingredients

Raspberry Sauce

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp Chambord (optional)

Crust

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup graham flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Filling

  • 8 oz ​reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

Instructions

  1. For the raspberry sauce, combine raspberries, sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and mash the berries; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, until reduced and thickened (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in Chambord. Strain sauce through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl, then chill until ready to use.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a standard muffin pan with baking cups (to make cheesecakes without baking cups, see note below). For the crust, whisk together flour, graham flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Combine melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture and fold in until incorporated. Fill each baking cup with a rounded tablespoon of mixture, pressing firmly into an even layer. Bake crust for 16 minutes, until golden and set. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, and reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  3. For the filling, place cream cheese and yogurt in a food processor and process until combined. Add sugar, salt, vanilla, and egg; process until smooth. Use a cookie scoop to fill each muffin cup nearly full with cream cheese mixture. Dollop small circles of raspberry sauce over cream cheese layer and swirl together with a toothpick or wooden skewer; gently tap pan once to remove air bubbles.
  4. Bake for 24 minutes, until centers are set. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack; cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours. Store leftover cheesecakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days or wrap well and freeze.

Notes

To make cheesecakes without baking cups: Spray a standard muffin pan generously with nonstick spray and proceed with recipe. Once the cheesecakes are baked and cooled, place the muffin pan with cheesecakes in the refrigerator to chill at least 2 hours. Just before serving, chill the muffin pan in the freezer for 15 minutes. Dip an offset metal spatula in warm water, wipe dry, and use the spatula to carefully loosen and remove cheesecakes from pan.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 225
  • Carbohydrates: 30

SaveSave

16 comments

  1. I am always happy to share cheesecake with friends and family as long as there is enough for me too! These irresistible minis would keep everyone happy! The raspberry is lush with spring flavor and color.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*

© 2018 TUTTI DOLCI | PHOTO & RECIPE POLICY