Mini Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecakes

Clinton Kelly
Servings: 12
1 to 2 hr
Part 1 of 2

This dessert is cute and sweet!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Mini Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecakes
  • 1 1/2 cups saltine crackers
  • 9 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Strawberry Filling:
  • 1 quart strawberries (pureed)
  • 2 blocks cream cheese (softened, 8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 whole strawberries (to garnish)
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream (to serve)
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 12-cup cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, add saltine crackers, butter and sugar and pulse until crumbs come together. Divide the mixture between the muffin liners, pressing down to form a crust. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • In a clean food processor bowl, add the strawberries and puree until smooth. Set aside. Remove 1/3 cup of pureed strawberry mixture.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cream cheese and beat until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add sugar and flour and beat to combine. Add vanilla and 1/3 cup strawberry puree and beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until just incorporated, making sure not to overwork.
  • Divide the filling between the cooled saltine crusts. Drizzle another 1-2 tablespoons of strawberry puree on top of the cheesecakes and swirl puree with a skewer. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheesecakes are set but still jiggle in the center. Remove to a baking rack to cool, then refrigerate until set.
  • When ready to serve, top with a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry.
  • Tip: Be careful not to over beat the eggs in the batter or the cheesecake will split while baking. Beat until just incorporated. Freeze cheesecake cupcakes to quickly set if in a hurry after baking.
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