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A mini cheesecake with layers of white, red, and blue topped with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.
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Red, White, and Blue Mini Cheesecakes

These red white and blue mini cheesecakes are the perfect small cheesecakes with a buttery graham cracker crust, smooth and creamy patriotic cheesecake, and topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. They're perfect for a 4th of July celebration!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Servings: 14
Calories: 280kcal

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 8 graham cracker cookies
  • 2 TBS granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (1/2 stick)

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 2 (8) oz packages cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 TBS vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS flour

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

For the Fruit Topping:

  • blueberries
  • strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two muffin tins with 14-16 paper liners.
  • Pulse the graham crackers in a blender or food processor until you have a fine crumb.
  • Add the sugar and melted butter to the graham cracker crumbs and mix them together till you have a sandy texture.
  • Scoop about 1 TBS of the graham cracker crumb mixture into about 14-16 different prepared cupcake liners. Press the crust down into the bottom. (You don't want it going up the sides more because then you'll have more cheesecake that you can't see in the nice layers.
  • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 6 minutes.
  • Allow the crust to cool for a few minutes when done.
  • In a large bowl mix together your cream cheese, sugar, heavy cream and sour cream for about 2 minutes until combined. (Make sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl)
  • Add in the vanilla and stir in.
  • Add in the eggs, and mix slowly until just combined.
  • Toss in your flour and salt and stir till just combined.
  • Separate the cream cheese mixture evenly into 3 separate bowls.
  • Stir in blue food coloring to one, red to one, and leave one white.
  • Layer a tablespoon of white cheesecake mixture into the bottom of each cup. Then a tablespoon of red, then a tablespoon of blue. Filling them each evenly about to the top.
  • Place the cheesecakes in the oven and bake for about 18-20 minutes. The cheesecake will still be slightly jiggly in the middle.
  • Remove the pans to the counter, and let the cheesecakes cool on the counter for 1 hour. Then place them in the fridge to cool completely.

For the Whipped Cream:

  • When ready to serve the cheesecakes, add the topping. Combine the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract in a small bowl and whisk (with a mixer is preferred) until stiff peaks form.
  • Scoop a small spoonful onto the top of each cheesecake and spread out (or pipe with a pastry bag and tip).
  • Top whipped cream with fresh fruit, or patriotic sprinkles.
  • Enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg