Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes – OMG Chocolate Desserts

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes are made with a graham cracker crust, topped with creamy and smooth cheesecake filling, homemade strawberry pie filling, and streusel crumb topping. This easy dessert recipe is perfect for strawberry season! These are easy to make and they disappear fast.

mini strawberry cheesecake with a crumble topping. It looks homemade and delicious, showcasing a cross-section of the dessert with distinct layers. The base appears to be a golden-brown crumb crust, topped with a layer of creamy cheesecake filling, followed by a vibrant red strawberry layer, and finished with a generous amount of golden crumble topping. The colors are quite rich, suggesting a ripe strawberry topping and a well-baked crust. It’s presented unwrapped from its baking liner, suggesting it’s ready to be enjoyed.

If you love all things strawberry cheesecake, then make sure to try this super easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins, Strawberry Chimichangas, Strawberry Jello Lasagna, or full-size Strawberry Cheesecake.

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes With Streusel Crumb Topping

These mini cheesecakes are perfect for making ahead and are made with super simple ingredients. The simple ingredients will surprise you!

Being mini cheesecakes and looking so cute, these are waiting to be picked up and put on your plate.

A close-up of a mini strawberry cheesecake with a crumble topping, presented on a piece of parchment paper. The cheesecake has a golden-brown crust at the base, a creamy white cheesecake layer in the middle, and a bright red strawberry layer on top, all covered with a generous amount of light golden crumble.

Why You Will Love These Mini Cheesecakes:

  • The texture of these is phenomenal! These are extra creamy in the center, and crunchy streusel topping add some irresistible crunchiness
  • They are simply made in a muffin pan without a water bath
  • Homemade strawberry pie filling cuts the sweetness and makes every bite irresistible.
  • Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes are perfect for parties.
  • You can make it ahead and the cheesecakes will last for a few days in the fridge.
  • You can use fresh or frozen strawberries
  • This recipe is made from simple ingredients.

How To Make Homemade Strawberry Pie Filling?

Don’t miss this fresh strawberry season to try this recipe.

The image showcases ingredients and steps for making a strawberry filling or topping, most likely for desserts like cheesecake. On the left side, there are four bowls with individual ingredients labeled: brown sugar, fresh strawberries, lemon juice, and vanilla, along with a small bowl of corn starch. The right side of the image shows a bowl with the strawberries mixed into a red, saucy mixture, indicating that the strawberries have been cooked down with the other ingredients to create a thickened filling or topping.

Wash and hull the strawberries, and chop them in about 1/3- ½ inch pieces. In a heavy saucepan combine half of the diced strawberries and lemon juice. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes until the strawberries are bursting and juice has started to form.

In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar and cornstarch. Then stir it into the strawberry mixture. Add remaining strawberries and cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Once the mixture has thickened and resembles pie filling, remove from heat and set aside to cool completely

If you don’t have enough time for this step just use the shortcut and buy canned strawberry pie filling for this cheesecake recipe. However, I prefer homemade pie filling, especially when fresh, juicy strawberries are in the season.

How To Make Mini Cheesecakes?

You won’t need any special equipment, like mini cheesecake pans or water-bath. Just use standard muffin tin and paper liners.

The crust is just a simple mixture of graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of each paper cup and set aside while making the cheesecake filling.

The image appears to be a step-by-step illustration of preparing a cheesecake mixture. On the left, the ingredients are separately displayed with labels: a bottle of vanilla extract, a large bowl of softened cream cheese, a bowl containing a mix of sugar and flour, and another bowl with an egg. On the right, there's a clear glass bowl showing the final blended cheesecake batter, which looks smooth and creamy, indicating that the ingredients have been thoroughly mixed.

For Streusel crumb topping simply whisk together all-purpose flour, sugar, dash of salt and add melted bitter, then whisk with a fork until coarse crumbs are formed.

To make the cheesecake filling, simply beat crem cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and flour. Add an egg and mix just to combine. Do not overmix the mixture.

Finally, spread about 1 ½ Tablespoons of cream cheese mixture over the crust, then spread strawberry pie filling ang top with streusel crumbs.

Place muffin tin on a baking sheet, and bake for about half an hour at 325F.

Cool for 10-20 minutes in the pan then transfer on a rack to cool completely and enjoy!

The image is part of a series showing the process of preparing a graham cracker crust for desserts such as cheesecakes or pies. On the top left, there's a clear glass bowl with graham cracker crumbs mixed with what appears to be sugar and a hint of cinnamon. On the top right, a pot contains melted butter with a spoon, ready to be mixed with the dry ingredients. The bottom of the image shows two muffin liners in a tin, each filled with the graham cracker mixture, which is likely pressed down to form the base layer of a mini cheesecake or similar dessert.
Starting from the top left, the first photo is labeled "graham cracker crust," showing a muffin liner filled with a pressed graham cracker mixture forming the base of the cheesecake. Moving to the top right, the image labeled "vanilla cheesecake filling" displays the same liner now filled with a smooth, creamy cheesecake mixture on top of the crust. The third photo at the bottom left, labeled "strawberry pie filling," shows the addition of a bright red strawberry mixture on top of the cheesecake filling, while the bottom right photo completes the assembly with "streusel crumbs" sprinkled over the strawberry layer, indicating the final touch before the dessert would be baked or chilled.

How To Store Mini Cheesecakes?

You can keep them on the counter for a day, but for longer storage, place them in an air-tight container and store in the fridge. They will stay good for a few days.

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Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes


Description

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes are made with a graham cracker crust, topped with creamy and smooth cheesecake filling, homemade strawberry pie filling, and streusel crumb topping. This easy dessert recipe is perfect for strawberry season! These are easy to make and they disappear fast.


Ingredients

Strawberry Pie Filling:

  • 3 cups diced fresh strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (pulsed in a food processor into fine crumbs)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter-melted

Streusel Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (or 1/4 cup light brown sugar + 1/4 cup granulated sugar)
  • Dash of salt
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter-melted

Vanilla Cheesecake Filling:

  • 12 oz. cream, cheese-softened
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg-slightly beaten

Instructions

Strawberry Pie Filling:

  1. In a heavy saucepan combine half of the diced strawberries and lemon juice. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 to 6  minutes until the strawberries are bursting and juice has started to form.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar and cornstarch. Then stir it into the strawberry mixture. Add remaining strawberries and cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Once the mixture has thickened and resembles pie filling, remove from heat and set aside to cool completely.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line cupcake pan with paper liners, and set aside.

Graham Cracker Crust:

  1. In a bowl stir together graham cracker crumbs and sugar with a fork, Then, stir in melted butter, until all crumbs are evenly moistened.
  2. Divide the mixture among prepared liners (about 1 ½ Tablespoons per each) and press firmly in the bottom, then place in the fridge.

Streusel Crumb Topping:

  1. Stir together sugar, flour., and dash of salt Add melted butter and mix with a fork until coarse crumbs form and set aside.

Vanilla Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Beat softened cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla until smooth. Add egg and mix just to combine, do not overmix! Spread cheesecake mixture over prepared crusts to fill each cup just a little over halfway (2/3 max).
  2. Spread strawberry pie filling over vanilla cheesecake. Fill them almost all the way to the top.
  3. Finally, top each cup with streusel crumb,gently press the crumb with your palm. Place cupcake pan onto baking sheet and bake about 30-35 minutes or until set.
  4. Cool the cheesecakes in the pan for 20 minutes, then transfer on a rack to cool completely.
  5. For longer storage, keep them in the fridge in an air-tight container.

 

Notes

if you have some leftovers of strawberry filling, transfer in the jar and store in the fridge to use it as a topping for ice cream or pancakes.

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

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