I love all things cheesecake – put cream cheese in a dessert and I’m all over it! However, cheesecake can be very decadent and too sweet. So, when I was created dessert for a get together with friends I created these berry cheesecake cups that are sure to please a crowd!
The great thing about this recipe is it is open to customizing to your tastes or the group you’re serving. They can be put in bowls as a deconstructed cheesecake, or mix in some oreos and create oreo cheesecake cups. You can also use any fruit mixture to match the party theme or fruit that is in season at the time – a cranberry version would be delightful for a holiday party or a little baked apple during the fall for Thanksgiving. The options are endless!
Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s easy! Just put the ingredients together, assemble the cups and into the fridge until you’re ready to serve!
If you make this recipe, please make sure to tag @Babiesbestiesandbubbly and me @jenn.buxton so that I can see your creations!
Berry Cheesecake Cups
Prep time 25 minutes
Makes 18 9oz cups
- 2 cups graham crumbs
- 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
- 2 packages of cream cheese softened (I use light cream cheese)
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon strawberry jam (you can use any kind of jam, but I recommend one with limited seeds, so no raspberry jam)
- 2 cups whipping cream
- berries to top the cups
- Mix graham crumbs and melted butter together and spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons into each cup
- Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar together
- Add the vanilla extract and jam and beat until mixed.
- In a separate bowl beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form and gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture
- Scoop cream cheese mixture into each cup – I used a muffin scoop to ensure each cup had the same amount.
- Top with fresh berries to fill the cup
- Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.