Bite Size New York Style Cheesecake

Christine Cuneo

By
@frilled2b

My Old man is from New York so I don’t have to tell you when he wanted cheese cake and I made a Jell-O Cheese cake from a pre mix he was a bit unenthusiastic. So it was imperative I learned to make New York stile cheese cake. These are wonderful little treats. I have to admit He was right, nothing compares. I used many online recipes and tweaked them till Dennis fell in love with these little tid-bits. The recipe can be made with graham cracker, wafer, or chocolate cookie crust. The ones in the picture were gram cracker because that was what I had.


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Serves:

30 bite size

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
We're big fans of a graham cracker crust, so that's what we chose to make when testing this recipe. It was great! The Nilla Wafter crust would be just as good too. These little gems are creamy and tasty. Since they're bite-sized, they'd be perfect for a party. Delicious!

Ingredients

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

1 1/4 c
graham cracker crumbs; from 9 full-size crackers (18 squares total)
1/4 c
sugar
1/3 c
(5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon) butter, melted

NILLA WAFER CRUST

24
Nilla wafers – finely ground
3 Tbsp
melted butter
3 Tbsp
sugar
pinch
salt

CHEESECAKE FILLING

2 pkg
(8 oz ) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 tsp
finely grated lemon zest
2 large
eggs
1/2 c
sour cream
1/4 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bake crusts for 6 minutes @ 325°.
Stir together crust ingredients and press into bottom of mini muffin liners. You just want the crust to cover the bottom of the liner. You’ll probably have some crust left over. Allow crust to cool. (Turn up oven for cakes to 350.)
2
Beat together cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, flour and zest with an electric mixer until smooth. Add vanilla, then eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed until each ingredient is incorporated. Scrape bowl down between additions. When filling is very smooth use a measuring cup with a pour spout to fill mini muffin liners.
3
Bake cheesecakes for 20 minutes @ 350°.
4
The tops will be puffed and slightly cracked when done. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes and then remove to wire rack to cool to room temperature. Chill until ready to serve (at least 2 hours).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cheesecake
Other Tag: For Kids
Recipe For: The Best Cheesecake