Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A little taste....

Happy Wednesday to you!  I hope this has been a good week thus far.

Recently, I made something to add to the dessert table when my Circle was hostess for the UMW General Meeting at church.

Preparing the pans.

Ready for the oven.

On cooling racks.

Oops!  Forgot to take a picture before wrapping!  

2 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
Melted butter
Graham cracker crumbs
- Beat cream cheese till smooth and creamy.  Gradually add sugar; beat well.  Add eggs, one at a time.  Scrape bowl often.
- Butter miniature muffin tins' dust with crumbs.  Fill cups almost to top. (I used 1/2 Tbsp. measuring spoon.)
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
3/4 cup sour cream
2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix together.  Drop in middle of 48 cheesecakes.
- Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.  Bake cheesecakes five minutes. 
If you do not add the topping, you will need to bake the cheesecakes for the 20 minutes mentioned in the above directions.  Often I do not add the topping, choosing instead to drop some fruit/sauce into the small indention that comes with removal from the oven.  I have used blueberry and cherry pie filling for toppings before, but these have a strawberry topping.
- Refrigerate.
This recipe was given to me by a neighbor 35 years ago!

The platter is A Proper Tea by Lenox, designed by Susan Branch.

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. I love cheese cake! Thank you for the recipe Nellie! I hope you are having a great day!

  2. Oh, how well I remember making HUNDREDS of these during your catering days!! They were very popular, for a very good reason, and I'm sure your group enjoyed them this time around just as much. Strawberry topping is always wonderful! Have a great day, Sister!

  3. Cheesecake is my husband's absolute favorite! Thank you for the recipe.

  4. What a big job! I always have told myself I am going to make those. I bet they are addictive.

  5. Miniature cheesecakes?? My heart just skipped a beat :)

  6. Nellie, Oh yummy, those sure look good. I like cheesecake, those are the right size. xoxo,Susie

  7. Oh- These sound DELICIOUS!!!! I am saving this recipe. I finally got my ovens in so I am bake-happy- xo Diana

  8. WOW - those look super good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm going to have to try that.

  9. OH MY GOODNESS Nellie! How delicious!

  10. How Nellie , love cheesecake and with strawberries is just awesome . The mini idea is great because you can have one for each hand ;-D .
    Nellie , I love coming to your blog ,you have such good books to share and my kids love to read (family) . So my dear you are hook with me ( smiling) thanks for sharing :) ~Nee

  11. Oh boy they look good.
    Must take a long time putting the graham crackers in all those!!

  12. Looking yummy... I'm late commenting and I bet they are all gone.
    Keep on baking.

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