Is not like every day a sweet neighbor comes up with a nice surprise for you. Well, she did and I was delighted, fresh homemade strawberry jam. Immediately I thought about a dessert to make to incorporate some of it. It just happened that two of my also sweet granddaughters were visiting and they decided they will decorate the mini cheesecakes. Well here you have it, thanks for the girls and my sweet friend; gracias Estelle!
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: Under 30 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $9.81 or .82 cents per cupcake size plus extra leftover batter
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: NOT Gluten Free
Servings: 12 mini plus tons of extra leftover batter for a full or more cupcake size
Ingredients for the Cheesecake Batter $7.06
2 (8oz. each pack) of Philadelphia cream cheese at room temperature ($4.49)
½ cup of organic blond-color granulated sugar (.60)
1 tsp. Vanilla (.55)
2 eggs at room temperature (.32)
¼ c. of your friend strawberries jelly for the toppings (0)
2 tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder (.10)
Ingredients for the Crust $2.75
1 ¼ cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs (.80)
¼ - to 1/3 cups of unsalted butter (Melted) (Land o’ Lake at Walmart $1.31) (.70)
¼ cup of organic blond-color granulated sugar (.50)
And 6 Oreo cookies for the chocolate cheesecakes just place at bottom of mold (.75)
Directions for the Crust
Prepare the crust by mixing all the ingredients listed under Ingredients for the Crust.
Add 1 full tbsp. of the mix and press evenly on each cup of a 12- cupcake or spring form cheesecake pan. Set aside until ready to be filled.
Ingredients for the Cheesecake Batter
Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a bowl with an electric mixer until all ingredients are mixed. Then add the eggs and beat until blend.
Divide the mix 2 and add the unsweetened cocoa powder to one ½ for the chocolate.
Fill each cup completely and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
(The cheesecakes will form a dome, but after you test them for doneness, they will deflate back to normal.) Remove from oven and let them cool.
Spread some of the glorious strawberry jelly on top of some of the cheesecake
Then place them in a serving plate and add the fruits of your choice and garnish with mint.
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