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Friday, February 10, 2012

Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes


Just in time for Valentine's Day, I've got a great recipe for you that's easy & delicious.  These would be the perfect ending to your Valentine's Day dinner.  






I adapted this recipe from one I found here.  I've used it in the past, & they are yummy!  But, I decided to try something new with it, & I think you'll like it, too.


The easiest thing about these is that the crust is actually an Oreo, so no need to spend extra time making a crust.  And, they're baked in cupcake liners, which cuts down on baking time.  






The secret little ingredient is my current favorite Starbucks syrup:  Raspberry!  This stuff is great for making Raspberry Mochas at home.  (Follow my directions I gave for the Peppermint Mochas here.)  And these large bottles of syrup are only $7.95 at most Starbucks stores.




So here's the recipe for you...

Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes

(2)  8-oz packages of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 T Starbucks Raspberry Syrup (other raspberry syrups should work as well)
2 eggs
12 Oreos
Raspberries & chocolate syrup to garnish

1.  Heat oven to 350°.
2.  Beat cream cheese, sugar, and raspberry syrup until well blended.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low after each until blended.
3.  Place 1 Oreo in the bottom of each of 12 paper or foil muffin cups.  Cover with batter.
4.  Bake 20 minutes or until center is almost set.  Cool.  Refrigerate for 3 hours.  Top with raspberries and chocolate syrup before serving.






Take these the next time you need to bring something to a party.  Or just whip some up for yourself when you're craving cheesecake!  Either way, I think you'll like them.


I'll be sharing this with a few of these friends.




 

12 comments:

  1. Yum! These sound so delicious and just perfect for Valentines! I love using a whole oreo as a crust too...definitely saves a little bit of time:-)

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  2. I am looking for a Valentine treat, and this seems perfect!

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  3. lovely!!!! and they look so yummy!!!!

    http://lacasitadmaria.blogspot.com/

    María from Spain!!

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  4. These look amazing! Pinning this for future reference!
    LeAnn

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  5. I love this! We just posted our very first Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and we would LOVE for you to stop by and link this up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

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  6. These look ah-stinkin'-mazing!

    I love all things cheesecake and raspberry, so I do believe these would hit the spot nicely. Def pinning them! : )

    I would LOVE it if you'd link this up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL going on right now!

    http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/02/feature-friday-free-for-all-6-little.html

    Hope to see you soon!

    P.S. I'm a new follower. : )

    ~Abbie

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  8. oh these look delicious!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/valentine-treats-and-boxes/
    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  9. What a beautiful picture. And, the cheesecakes look delicious, too!

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  10. Just want you to know that I made these this past weekend when my two college aged sons and two of their friends came over for dinner. They LOVED them!! One of the young men called them the "Disappearing cakes" as he could make them "disappear" is 3 seconds or less! Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

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    1. So glad they liked them!! I'm craving one right now!

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