Strawberry Cheesecake Cups Recipe

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Here in Ontario it’s Thanksgiving weekend which always gets me to thinking of the blessings in my life. As I take the time to truly reflect on my journey, I’m struck by the amazing opportunities, people and gifts I’ve been given. There were times in my life when I had much less, when my health failed, when finances were in the gutter…so many times when people would step in with a gesture of kindness which would change my negative perspective. I can remember right after my first daughter was born I found a homemade meal on my doorstep with a loving note from someone wishing us well. It probably the BEST meal we’ve ever eaten and reminded us that we had folks pulling for us.

With this in mind I’m so happy to have teamed up with This Lil Piglet to invite you all get in the kitchen and create something delicious…oh and be sure to check out This Lil Piglet’s Turtle Pumpkin Cheesecake, you’ll thank me later.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cups Recipe

Strawberry Cheesecake Cups Recipe @SoberJuilie.com #EggItForward

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup  graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup  plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 3 Tbsp.  butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup

Preparation:

Begin by heating the oven to 325°F.

Mix the graham crumbs, 2 Tbsp. sugar and butter until they are well blended.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cup base

Now press the graham cracker mixture onto bottoms of 18 paper-lined muffin pan cups; I found it easy using an ice cream scoop.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cups Muffin tin

Set aside the muffin tins and beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cups mixing

Now pour the cream cheese mixture over crusts in the muffin tins.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cups before baking

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until centers are almost set, then cool completely.

Spread evenly with 1/3 cup strawberry jam, (I was far too generous and ended up with very messy cheesecake cups), garnish with fresh strawberry halves and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cups Recipe @SoberJulie.com #EggItForward
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Strawberry Cheesecake Cups
Lovely Strawberry Cheesecake cups which are perfect to take to gatherings.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup strawberry jam
  • 6 strawberries
  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup
Instructions
  1. HEAT oven to 325°F.
  2. MIX graham crumbs, 2 Tbsp. sugar and butter until blended; press onto bottoms of 18 paper-lined muffin pan cups.
  3. BEAT cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crusts.
  4. BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until centers are almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  5. Spread evenly with ⅓ cup strawberry jam. Garnish with fresh strawberry halves and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says

    Hard boiled eggs are a big part of my Polish Thanksgiving dinner! They are served with kielbasa before the big meal.

  2. Holly says

    I use eggs to make Italian Ricotta cheesecake for Thanksgiving. Something my Grandmother made every year. Mine isn’t as good as hers, but it gives us a little piece of her every year on the holidays :)

  3. Yvonne says

    between these wonderful creations and devilled eggs for appetizers before the feast, eggs were well represented at this year’s thanksgiving dinner

  4. Darrah Bailey says

    We make a BIG Brakfast when my family gets all together for Thanksgiving… We have omelette buffet and ham :)

  5. Heidi C. says

    We give thanks around Thanksgiving by having a big scrambled eggs and toast breakfast Thanksgiving day morning!

  6. Daraya says

    We give thanks by making pumpkin muffins with eggs! Last year, I hosted a Thanksgiving bake sale and raised a few hundred dollars for charity (and I used eggs in almost all the desserts I made)! :)

  7. Sylvia Zajis says

    I use eggs to make great casseroles such as broccoli or celery casserole and desserts such as the cheesecake cups.

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