Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes

 Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes are a great dessert to serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas and you won't believe how easy this recipe is!

Cheesecake is such a classic and well-loved dessert but the cranberry in these mini cranberry cheesecakes really harness the Christmas & Thanksgiving spirit.  Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes are a great dessert to serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas and you won’t believe how easy this recipe is!

Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes

(Yield 9 mini cheesecakes)

Ingredients:
2 tsp Cornstarch
1/4 cup Orange Juice
16 oz Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
1/2 cup Graham Cracker crumbs
2 tbsp melted Butter
8 oz softened Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp Cornstarch

Directions:

Whisk together cornstarch and orange juice in small pan over medium heat.
Add in cranberry sauce, stir, and bring mixture to a boil for one minute.
Allow to cool.
Pre-heat oven to 350.
Place paper liners in 9 cups of muffin pan. (I really love these silicone liners, muffins pop right out!)
Mix together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter mixing well.

 

Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes
Divide between the lined cups, pressing gently to flatten.
Cream together the cream cheese and sugar until creamy.
Add in the egg and the vanilla and mix until blended.
Divide and spoon into the lined cups to about 2/3 full.

 

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Put a tablespoon of cranberry mixture into each and gently swirl with a knife.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool completely in pan.
Remove from pan.
Top with additional cranberry sauce and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

 

Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 16 oz Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Graham Cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp melted Butter
  • 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Whisk together cornstarch and orange juice in small pan over medium heat.
  2. Add in cranberry sauce, stir, and bring mixture to a boil for one minute.
  3. Allow to cool.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  5. Place paper liners in 9 cups of muffin pan.
  6. Mix together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter mixing well.
  7. Divide between the lined cups, pressing gently to flatten.
  8. Cream together the cream cheese and sugar until creamy.
  9. Add in the egg and the vanilla and mix until blended.
  10. Divide and spoon into the lined cups to about 2/3 full.
  11. Put a tablespoon of cranberry mixture into each and gently swirl with a knife.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes.
  13. Allow to cool completely in pan.
  14. Remove from pan.
  15. Top with additional cranberry sauce and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes are a great dessert to serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas and you won't believe how easy this recipe is!

 

 Photos and Recipe by Jen

 

15 thoughts on “Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes

  1. These look yummy….and fairly simple to make. Might just have to add this recipe to my holiday baking list. I think .grandma would be impressed 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I printed this one! Except for the cranberry sauce, I have everything I need to make these. I might make a few with blueberry sauce too because there’s a few people I know who don’t like cranberries.

  3. Yummy! Never thought about putting a cranberry topping on them so I will have to try that out! Love making mini cheesecakes!

  4. These look gorgeous and delicious! I love the tart taste of cranberry, and paired with the rich creaminess of cheesecake … there are no words! Thank you for sharing!

  5. These look so good and so festive. I can’t wait to make them. I’ve pinned them to make for Christmas as a treat when my friend comes over for our gift exchange. She and I will love them with a coffee.

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