Easter is quickly approaching and in our house which means one thing: cheese Cheesecake! we have a tendency to create one per annum. however this year I’m shaking things up and treating my family to those mini cheese cheesecakes. They’re even as creamy and sapid because the original direction, obtain approach easier than baking a whole cheesecake. Plus, their small size makes them good for sharing! therefore if you’re keen on cheese cheesecake, you have got to do this mini version! Bonus: no water bathtub required! i do know that small kickshaw can create several bakers rejoice!
This direction yields one dozen mini cheese cheesecakes, however the direction doubles sort of a dream. you’ll conjointly create this direction up to five days in advance!!! creating it good for parties and celebrations. I created five dozen of them last week for a family event and let Maine simply say having the ability to create them prior to was a life saver! If you are trying this cheese cheesecake direction with cracker crust, let Maine know!
For the Crust:
- 1 cup Graham Crackers, pulsed into crumbs
- 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 3 and 1/2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
For the Ricotta Cheesecake Filling:
- 12 ounces Full-Fat Cream Cheese, very soft (use brick-style cream cheese for best results)
- 1/2 cup Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 large Eggs plus 1 Egg Yolk, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners, lightly spray liners with non-stick spray and set aside.
- For the Crust:
- In the body of a blender or food processor, combine graham crackers, sugar, and salt; pulse until the crackers have been completely transformed into fine crumbs. Add melted butter; stir well to combine. Add 1 heaping tablespoonful to each lined muffin cup. Press the crust firmly into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven 5 minutes then remove from oven and set aside to cool. In the meantime, make your filling. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees (F).
- For the Ricotta Cheesecake Filling:
- In the body of a high power blender, food processor, stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using a hand held mixer, beat the softened cream cheese and Ricotta cheese until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla and beat smooth, scraping down the sides and bottom of bowl as needed. Add in the eggs and yolk and beat until combined. Turn the mixer off and, using a rubber spatula, gently stir in the cream, mixing until evenly combined.
- Divide the filling evenly among cups, pouring it on top of the prepared crust layer. The molds will be very full.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then turn off the oven and leave the door closed for another 10 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool to the touch, place the pan in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours. Once the cheesecakes are completely cool, you can remove them from the pan.
- Store in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, until needed. Cheesecakes will keep for 5 days.
Recipe From : Baker By Nature