These Easy Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes are the perfect easy dessert for spring and summer! Just a few simple ingredients, an easy cookie crust and a fluffy cheesecake filling with a swirl of sweet strawberry!
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Strawberry season is officially here and even though I haven’t been frequenting the farmer’s markets as much as I normally would (because of the current stay-at-home order) I’ve been trying to get my hands on fresh strawberries as much as possible. Thankfully, these Easy Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes don’t even require fresh strawberries – all you need is some high-quality strawberry jam and you’re all set!
If you’re afraid of making cheesecake from scratch because of all the horror stories you’ve heard about dry, cracked cheesecake, have no fear. These Easy Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes are VERY creamy and smooth, and the filling is only 5 basic ingredients. It’s a very hard recipe to mess up, so it’s a great one for beginning bakers! Follow my instructions below!
How to Make Mini Cheesecakes
- Start with room temperature ingredients! If you want creamy cheesecake, starting with all your ingredients at room temperature is the key. It’ll help everything combine together really smoothly, making for a silky filling!
- Use paper liners! There’s no point in ruining your homemade mini cheesecakes because you can’t get them out of the tins, right?! Use paper muffin cups for next to no mess and easy removal!
- Let them cool, then chill! The key to creamy cheesecake is letting them cool to room temperature first, then chilling for several hours or overnight. This helps the filling to set and stay nice and creamy.
- Garnish! Add some delicious whipped cream, lemon zest, berries, or whatever you like!
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I hope you love these mini cheesecakes as much as we do! Let me know in the comments below, what’s your favourite strawberry dessert? I’d love to know!
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Easy Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 16 ounces full fat cream cheese at room temperature
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 1/4 cup full fat sour cream at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup strawberry jam use high quality jam for best results
- whipped cream and fresh berries for serving (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside.
- In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until the crumbs are moistened.
- Add a heaping tablespoon of the crumb mixture into the bottom of each paper liner and press down to pack the crumbs together to form a crust.
- Add the room temperature cream cheese to a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer on medium-high speed until creamy and smooth.
- Add the sugar and mix well for about 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition, scraping down the bowl to make sure everything is incorporated.
- Add the sour cream and vanilla, and mix well on low speed until well blended.
- Divide the cream cheese mixture evenly between the 12 prepared cups and pour it in over the crusts.
- Place a small spoonful of the strawberry jam on top of each cheesecake and use a wooden skewer or butter knife to create a swirl pattern (be careful not to disturb the cookie crust at the bottom).
- Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20-23 minutes or until the edges of the cheesecakes are set and the middles have a slight jiggle.
- Let the cheesecakes cool at room temperature until cooled, and then chill them for at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Serve with some fresh berries and whipped cream (optional).