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Mini New York Cheesecakes

Mini New York Cheesecakes

Mini New York Cheesecakes are a classic New York Style Cheesecake on a graham cracker crust in bite sized dessert. Top with strawberry or cherry pie filling or whipped cream! Easily dressed up as a holiday cheesecake.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 mini cheesecakes


  • one 12-cup mini cheesecake pan


For the Crust:

  • 4 whole graham cracker sheets
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

For the Filling:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese (2 packages)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • dash salt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk

Toppings (optional):

  • Strawberry or cherry pie filling
  • Whipped cream


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.

Make the Crust:

  • Process graham crackers to crumbs in a food processor.
  • Sprinkle sugar and melted butter oven the crumbs and pulse to combine.
  • Divide evenly among wells of a mini cheesecake pan or mini muffin pan and press down. You may have extra crumbs if using a mini cheesecake pan. You can bake these in a separate dish.
  • Bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes until fragrant.

Make the Filling:

  • Beat cream cheese until smooth, add half of the sugar and beat until smooth, then add the rest of the sugar and salt. Beat for 1-3 minutes.
  • Add the sour cream, lemon, and vanilla for 1-3 minutes. Beat the eggs one at a time for 1-3 minutes until filling mixture is super smooth.

Assemble and Bake:

  • Divide batter evenly among the wells, filling to 3/4 full. If you have extra filling batter left, you may bake it in a separate dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until filling is set.
  • Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove cheesecakes from pan and carefully pry off removable bottom from the bottom of each cheesecake. Refrigerate cheesecakes until ready to serve.
  • Serve with strawberry or cherry pie filling or whipped cream, as desired.


Source: Adapted from the America's Test Kitchen Complete TV Show Cookbook
You're Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword cheesecake, desserts, gluten free