Looking for a great idea for your next holiday gathering? Try these individual portion cheesecakes that you can decorate with different toppings or fruits as desired to dress up the dinner or dessert table.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker or chocolate wafer crumbs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine crumbs, sugar and butter; press equal portions onto bottoms of 24 lightly greased* or paper-lined muffin cups.
In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in EAGLE BRAND® until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Spoon equal amounts of mixture (about 3 tablespoons) into prepared cups.
Bake 20 minutes or until cakes spring back when lightly touched. Cool. Chill. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate leftovers. *If greased muffin cups are used, cool baked cheesecakes. Freeze 15 minutes, remove from pans. Proceed as above.
Garnish with fresh fruits, candies, whipped toppings or chocolate curls.Variation - Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes:
Add 1 (6-ounces) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup), melted, to batter; mix well. Proceed as above. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.