These mini cheesecakes with salted caramel sauce have a crunchy graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake layer and are are topped with salted caramel sauce. A total crowd pleaser!
Are Graham Cracker Crust Gluten Free?
Most of today’s graham crackers are made from refined wheat flour.
If you are on a gluten-free diet, this is a problem.
However, gluten-free grahams are easy to make at home.
And even if you aren’t gluten-free, making homemade graham crackers is a fun—and tasty—way to experience classic graham crackers in a new way.
Gluten-free Graham Crackers are also available in most supermarkets today.
Hi there! It’s Fiona stopping in from Just So Tasty to share these Mini Cheesecakes with Salted Caramel Sauce. They’re always a huge hit whenever I make them – so I’m excited to share the recipe with you!
Now I absolutely LOVE cheesecake. And for whatever reason – whenever you make a dessert in miniature form I think it becomes even more delicious. Or maybe it’s just the optics of having an individual cheesecake???
Will Cheesecake Freeze Well?
Cheesecakes freeze incredibly well.
To freeze, place the cooled cheesecake on a baking pan and freeze, uncovered, until firm.
Remove the cheesecake from the freezer, wrap it in heavy duty aluminum foil and place in a freezer bag.
Thaw the cheesecake in the refrigerator overnight.
Either way, you’re going to love them.
The combination of crunchy graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake & sweet salted caramel sauce is so delicious. Plus – they’re easier than you might think.
First we start by stirring together some melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and a little sugar. These mini cheesecakes have a pretty high ration of crust to cheesecake – which we really enjoyed.
Then the graham cracker mixture is pressed into the bottom of a lined muffin pan. There’s no need here to buy an individual mini cheesecake pan, because instead we’re making these mini cheesecakes in a muffin pan.
Then the cheesecake is made by beating together cream cheese, sugar & vanilla, followed by the sour cream and eggs. For the perfect cheesecake, make sure that:
- Your ingredients are room temperature before getting started.
- You really beat the cream cheese & sugar until there’s no lumps.
- You add in the eggs last and be careful not to over mix.
Then it’s time to spoon the batter into the pan (I like to use a cookie scoop), and the cheesecakes are ready to bake.
Can Cheesecake Go Bad?
The shelf life of cheesecake is influenced by a variety of factors, such as the type of cake, the preservatives used, and how it is stored.
It is important to note that cheesecake should not sit on the counter like regular cake can, it must be refrigerated or frozen.
Although not a perfect test, your senses are usually the most reliable instruments to tell if your cheesecake has gone bad.
While fresh cheesecake has a creamy yellow color and a moist texture, it will begin to dry out and develop tan or brown edges.
The crust will become overly moist and wet as it absorbs liquid leaking from the cake.
You can help cheesecake keep fresh longer by storing it in your refrigerator at 40°F or lower.
Keep your cheesecake tightly covered to keep out moisture and other contaminants.
Because bacteria grows more rapidly in moist environments, cheesecake does not keep as long as hard cheeses and can develop mold.
As much as I love cheesecake – the salted caramel sauce was my favorite part. It’s sweet & creamy with a hint of salt, and goes perfectly with cheesecake. You can always use your favorite caramel topping if you don’t have time to make caramel from scratch too.
Either way – these mini cheesecakes with salted caramel sauce are sure to disappear quickly!
Mini Cheesecakes with Salted Caramel Sauce
For the Graham Cracker Crust
For the Cheesecake Layer
For the Salted Caramel Sauce
Make the Cheesecakes
Make the Caramel Sauce and Serve
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 246 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 69mg Sodium: 141mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 16g Protein: 3g
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