Red White & Blue Mini Cheesecakes

June 16, 2019
Looking for easy red, white & blue ideas? - Whip up a batch of these Red White & Blue Mini Cheesecakes!  When served up for your 4th of July festivities, these tasty little beauties fit right in with the fun and festive color scheme.
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When it comes to holidays, I generally don't do a whole lot of holiday-specific themed foods.  I always have good intentions about getting cute with turkeys at Thanksgiving or bunny-shaped foods at Easter.  But somehow, it never actually happens.

The two exceptions?

Christmas and 4th of July red, white, & blue.  Now for these two holidays, I always seem to be pretty good at cranking out some holiday-specific themed food.

For the 4th of July, perhaps it's because the red, white, and blue color scheme is so easy to work with?

When served up for your 4th of July festivities, these little beauties will fit right in with the fun and  festive red, white, and blue color scheme.

I mean, grab some beautiful red strawberries and plump blue blueberries, and you can build all kinds of fun and festive treats!  Like a triple berry red, white & blue punch bowl cake, red, white & blue virgin sangria, or our very favorite red, white & blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites.  All of which are really easy to make.

Or another super easy idea? - These Red White & Blue Mini Cheesecakes.  That get their red from dollops of cherry pie filling, white from the cheesecake base, and blue from dollops of blueberry pie filling.

And believe me, when I say super easy, I mean it.  Because these mini cheesecakes truly couldn't be any easier to make.

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Start by making the cheesecake crusts using a vanilla wafer cookie.

Simply place foil cupcake cups in a muffin pan and place a vanilla wafer cookie in the bottom of each one.

That's it for the crust!

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Next, whip up a very simple cheesecake batter.

Combine softened cream cheese, eggs, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.  Mix this all together with an electric mixer until there are no lumps.

Then spoon the batter into the prepared foil cupcake liners.  I use a large cookie scoop - which makes the process quick and easy.

How to Make Mini Cheesecakes in a Muffin Pan Image

Then bake the cheesecake batter for about 15 to 20 minutes until the cheesecakes are set.  They should be set completely around the edges with just a little teeny wiggle still in the middle.

And believe me, when I say super easy, I mean it.  Because these mini cheesecakes truly couldn't be any easier to make.

Once the little cheesecakes cool, the center will sink a bit forming an indentation in the middle.  The indentation is just perfect for holding the fruit topping.

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Top half of the cheesecakes with cherry pie filling, and the other half with blueberry pie filling.

Mini Red White & Blue Cheesecakes on Cooling Rack Image

And that's all there is to making these tasty little cheesecakes - simple ingredients, simple steps, and big cheesecake flavor.

When served up for your 4th of July festivities, these little beauties will fit right in with the fun and  festive red, white, and blue color scheme.

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Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes
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Red White & Blue Mini Cheesecakes

Looking for easy red, white & blue ideas? - Whip up a batch of these Red White & Blue Mini Cheesecakes! When served up for your 4th of July festivities, these tasty little beauties fit right in with the fun and festive color scheme.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 16 Mtotal time: 31 M

ingredients:

instructions:

How to cook Red White & Blue Mini Cheesecakes

  1. Place softened cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl; mix with an electric mixer until just combined. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  2. Line the cups of a 12-cup muffin tin with foil cupcake cups. Place a vanilla wafer cookie in the bottom of each cupcake cup.
  3. Fill each cup 2/3 to ¾-full with cream cheese mixture, dividing the batter evenly between the 12 cups. (I use a large cookie scoop.)
  4. Bake at 350℉ for 16-18 minutes until set, with just a small bit of wiggle in the center.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. Top half of the mini cheesecakes with cherry pie filling and half with blueberry pie filling (you won't use all of the pie filling). Chill. Store in the refrigerator until serving.
TRACEY'S NOTES
  1. * Use regular cream cheese for the best result. I don't recommend substituting lower-fat cream cheese.
  2. Strawberry pie filling could be used for the red topping, as well.
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7 comments

  1. Right up my alley - super easy! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

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    1. Thank you, Lazy Gastronome! Yes, these Red White & Blue Mini Cheesecakes are super easy, indeed!

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  2. OH, Yum. You caught my attention at 'mini' & at 'cheesecake"; 2 favorite words to me when it comes to dessert. I only wish I had some Right Now.
    Thank You
    ColleenB.~Tx.

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  3. I love making mini cheesecakes - less mess for serving! This will be one of my features this Saturday at the Snickerdoodle link party!

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    1. Sorry Tracey, I was on vacation last week and my post did not go. This will be featured this week!

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  4. I'm drooling over here. Thanks for adding this to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! This recipe really is super easy, but it looks crazy yummy. A winning combination!

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  5. I love the mini cheesecakes, just perfect for serving a crowd! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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