Mini New York Cheesecakes


These mini cheesecakes aren't just adorable--baked in a muffin tin, they're quicker to make than traditional cheesecake and perfectly portioned.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
12 servings



  • cup graham cracker crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • Pinch of salt


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

  • cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • Pinch of salt


  • 1 cup strawberries or chopped pitted cherries (fresh or frozen, thawed)

  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. To prepare crust: Combine graham cracker crumbs and 1 tablespoon sugar in a medium bowl. Drizzle in melted butter and stir with a fork to combine. Divide the mixture among the muffin cups (about 1 tablespoon each) and press down with the back of a spoon.

  3. To prepare filling: Beat cream cheese, yogurt, 2/3 cup sugar and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs and egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and lemon juice and beat, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed, until just combined. Divide the batter among the prepared cups (the cups will be full).

  4. Bake the cheesecakes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Then refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.

  5. To prepare topping: Combine strawberries (or cherries) and sugar in a small bowl. Let sit at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour. Then refrigerate until ready to use.

  6. To serve, top each cheesecake with a generous 1 tablespoon of the fruit.

    Strawberry-topped cheesecakes on two plates

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
13g Fat
20g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 17g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Vitamin A 465IU 9%
Vitamin C 9mg 9%
Folate 25mcg 6%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 10mg 2%
Potassium 111mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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