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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines Day recipe - Mini Cheesecakes

Valentines Day for some reason always makes me think of

I think it's because for many years it was my husband favorite dessert
thus, a Valentines Day favorite.

Now he seldom eats sweets anymore, but I thought maybe I could persuade him with a new twist on his old favorite.

These mini - cheesecakes at the most adorable things ever!

recipe for maraschino cherry mini cheesecakes

Valentine - Mini Cheesecakes

Here’s the recipe:
2 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp lemon juice
vanilla wafers crumbled
2 or 2.5" aluminum mini baking cups (aka muffin cups)
Maraschino cherries
Mix the first 5 ingredients in order given, mixing in eggs one at a time and beating well.  Pour into muffin cups in a muffin tin with a few vanilla wafers crumbled in the bottoms.  Don't overfill, fill to about 3/4 full in muffin cups.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.  Cool.  Cakes shrink slightly as they cool.  After cool decorate with maraschino cherries, stablized whip cream and a few pink or red sprinkles.  Eat and enjoy!

Stabilized Whip Cream: (holds it's shape for hours and hours :)
Heavy whipping cream
1/2 C. powdered sugar
unflavored gelatin packet
8 t. cold water

In a small cooking pan, sprinkle 2t. gelatin into 8 t. cold water, let sit a couple minutes, then on slightly warm burner, warm just until gelatin dissolves, set aside to cool.  Whip 2 C. heavy whipping cream to soft peak status.  Slowly whip gelatin mixture into whip cream while continuously beating to the firm peak stage.

crystal cake server with many mini maraschino cherry cheesecakes

(¯`*•.¸♥ღ  Mmmmmm - Mmmmmm - GOOD!(¯`*

valentines day 2011 treats and cellophane gift bags

As you can see we celebrated with great style this year, romantic movies, chocolate, diet coke, an assortment of pink treats, and a new favorite . . .

Valentine Mini Cheesecakes!


ReimFam said...

Yum! Looks tasty! Wish I could be there to test them out for ya! :)

Joy For Your Journey said...

I love those--and have made them often but not with the whipping cream!! That looks great and I am glad to get the recipe for it.

Looks like you had a great Valentines.

Sue said...

What a neat recipe. I'll have to try it!


Momza said...

my mouth is watering for cheesecake.
thank you.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Yum! I love cheesecake, too!

Reeses Pieces said...

I love getting on your blog just to look at what recipes you're trying out at the moment. Your pics always make me want to reach through my computer and grab one. Yummy!

Victoria said...

I love mini cheesecakes... maybe even more than the big ones. :) Yum!!!

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