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RecipeCheesecake

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Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • 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

Life is better with cheesecake. These mini treats are rich, creamy, and oh-so-satisfying. Feel free to get creative with toppings — my family loves to eat them with fresh strawberries and a sprinkle of crushed graham cracker!

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This recipe makes 10 to 12
Ingredients:

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 4 sheets of graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a muffin tin with 10-12 liners. Set aside.​

To make 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 filling:
Place softened cream cheese and ricotta cheese in a large bowl and beat with electric mixer for about 1 minute. Add the sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, and egg, and mix until smooth and combined.

Spoon the mixture evenly on top of  the cooked graham cracker crusts and bake for 18-20 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.