- Calories: 130
- Protein: 5 g
- Total Fat: 8 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
- Saturated Fat: 4 g
- Cholesterol: 40 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 10 g
- Dietary Fiber: 0 g
- Total Sugar: 6 g
- Natural Sugar: 2 g
- Added Sugar: 4 g
- Sodium: 200 mg
These mini (but mighty) treats are rich, creamy, and oh-so-satisfying when a cheesecake craving strikes. Feel free to get creative with tasty toppings—my family loves to eat them with fresh strawberries and a sprinkle of crushed graham cracker, or aerated whipped cream and dark chocolate chips. Say cheese(cake)!
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Graham Cracker Crust
- • 4 sheets graham crackers, crushed
- • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- • 1 cup light cream cheese, softened
- • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- • ⅓ cup sugar
- • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- • 1 egg
- • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a muffin tin with 10 to 12 liners. Set aside.
To make the crust:
Mix the crushed graham cracker and melted butter until thoroughly combined. Evenly distribute graham cracker mixture among muffin liners and press down on each with the bottom of a spoon or small measuring cup. Place in oven and bake for about 5 minutes, or until slightly golden brown. Set aside and let fully cool.
To make the filling:
Place softened cream cheese and ricotta cheese in a large bowl and beat with electric mixer for about 1 minute (if you don’t have a hand mixer, simply stir everything together by hand until well combined). Add the sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, egg and salt, and mix until smooth and combined.
Spoon the mixture evenly on top of the cooked graham cracker crusts and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until centers are almost set (they should jiggle a little). Remove cheesecakes from oven and let cool. Refrigerate cheesecakes in the muffin tin for at least 2 hours before removing from liners.
Feel free to add fresh sliced strawberries, crushed graham cracker, aerated whipped cream, or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Nutrition information provided per cheesecake without optional toppings.
Want more sweets? Try this Chocolate Mug Cake!