Mini Strawberry Grapefruit Cheesecakes

Mini Strawberry Grapefruit Cheesecakes

 

strawberry grapefruit cheesecake

These mini strawberry and grapefruit cheesecakes, showcases one of Quebec’s more delectable fruits. They are wonderfully sweet and pair perfectly with the juicy pink grapefruit segments. Both fruits are macerated together and then nestled atop the mini cheesecakes to provide a truly refreshing and stunning appearance.

You will love the ease with which this recipe comes together. It is fairly simple to prepare and the cheesecakes can be baked ahead of time! As an added bonus, they are sure to impress!

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Once baked the mini cheesecakes need to be properly chilled for at least 4 hours, so do plan ahead.

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If using the more delicate sweet strawberries I would not recommend preparing the fruit ahead of time as it renders the strawberries with a lackluster appearance. For ultimate freshness, I prepared my fruit mixture just before serving.

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With the red and white colors of the Canadian flag, these mini strawberry grapefruit cheesecakes make a delicious celebratory dessert for Canada Day or just about anytime one is craving a sweet little morsel!

Have a safe and fun filled Canada day everyone!

Mini Strawberry Grapefruit Cheesecakes
 
These mini strawberry grapefruit cheesecakes are delectable, creamy little morsels crowned with a mixture of sweet and bittersweet fruits
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • CRUST
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons, melted butter
  • CHEESECAKES
  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened (250 grams each)
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 grapefruits peeled and skin removed, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Instructions
  1. For the Crust
  2. Preheat the oven to 350* F (180 *C)
  3. Place paper liners in 12 cup muffin tin.
  4. For the crust, combine the graham crackers, 1 tablespoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of melted butter in a small bowl.
  5. Divide equally into the 12 cup muffin tin, pressing the mixture down into each muffin cup.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes (on middle oven rack) until light golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
  7. Meanwhile, lower the oven temperature to 325*F (170*C).
  8. For the Cheesecakes
  9. In a food processor blend together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  10. Add the sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract and process until the mixture is creamy.
  11. You will need to scrape down the sides a few times to get the mixture blended well.
  12. Divide the mixture equally over the prepared crust.
  13. Bake for about 25 minutes or just until the cheesecakes are firm to the touch. Do not over bake the mini cheesecakes.
  14. Let the cheesecakes cool and then refrigerate them for 4 hours or until they are well chilled.
  15. Top with strawberry, grapefruit mixture just before serving.
  16. Strawberry Grapefruit Mixture
  17. In a medium size bowl, combine the sliced strawberries, grapefruit and sugar.
  18. Set the mixture aside for 5 minutes to macerate and then drain.
Notes
Adapted from Ricardo Magazine

 

36 Comments

  1. It’s great to have an individual size cheese cake. Makes serving so much prettier and easier! Looks wonderful. 🙂

  2. I love the strawberry/grapefruit combination!

  3. Gorgeous little cakes. Happy Canada Day to you! xo

  4. Omg they look perfect! I love anything with strawberries!

  5. Right in time for our 4th of July – I love this recipe!

  6. Genius, absolute genius!

  7. They are so pretty and I never would have thought of the combination of grapefruit with the strawberries. Did you use regular size muffin tins or the mini ones for your dessert?

  8. sugarlovespices

    They look adorable Marisa! Love that they are individual little morsels of deliciousness and you can bake them in a muffin tin. Happy Canada Day, these cheese cakes are just perfect!

  9. I love the grapefruit twist! They look gorgeous too!

  10. I love making individual cheesecakes for parties. I would never in a million years think to put grapefruit and strawberries together. The pictures are fantastic! I want one!

    Renee

  11. They look absolutely delightful Marisa and also so delicate. I would love to have one maybe two 😀 Have a superb weekend! 🙂

  12. i love the sound of strawberries and grapefruit together!

    Leslie
    http://alifewellconsumed.com

  13. Just gorgeous Marisa! I love this!

  14. Marisa, these cheesecakes are just picture perfect! I like the idea of the grapefruit and strawberry flavors juxtaposed- yummy!

  15. These look and sound amazing! Do you cater? If not, you should.

    • Hi Sadie, actually I do some catering on the side! Mostly cupcakes, cake-pops and cookies of course…lots of cookies 🙂 I get quite a few requests for weddings, bridal showers, baptisms and other special occasions. Although I enjoy it immensely it takes me away from my baby blog and behind in my Reader! And that is aside from my full time job:)

  16. mmm. . . This looks like a perfect summer dessert.

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