Looking for a small, individual dessert for a summer celebration like Memorial Day or 4th of July? These red, white and blue mini berry cheesecakes are the perfect solution!
What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with some fresh seasonal berries?! Our Mini Berry Cheesecakes make the perfect refreshing treat with a mix of strawberries and blueberries plus a bite of deliciously sweet cheesecake.
They make the perfect individual-sized dessert for any summer picnics, parties or barbecues – especially if you’re looking for a red, white and blue treat to celebrate Memorial Day or 4th of July.
Mini Berry Cheesecakes are simple to make and the layers of graham cracker crust and berry cheesecake make them perfectly “poppable”!
PIN for when you’re ready to make these delicious red, white and blue dessert bites!
- 3 oz. graham crackers
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- ½ cup blueberries + extra for topping
- ½ cup strawberries, diced + extra for topping
- 8-oz block of cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese
- ¼ cup + 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1.) Preheat oven to 350F. Place liners in a mini muffin tin.
2.) Pulse graham crackers in a food processor until they become fine crumbs. Mix in melted butter.
3.) Press a spoonful of graham cracker mixture into the bottom of each muffin compartment.
4.) In a small saucepan, heat berries over low heat until they are warm and soft. Mash with a masher or fork and allow to cool.
5.) In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Drain berries of excess liquid and gently fold into the cream cheese mixture.
6.) Top graham cracker mixture with berry cream cheese.
7.) Bake for 15 minutes. Allow cheesecakes to cool then top with fresh berries.
Makes 3 dozen mini cheesecakes.
This recipe can easily be doubled to make for a larger crowd and can be made ahead and frozen until you need them.
You can also make this recipe with ingredient swaps depending on your family’s preferences or dietary choices. These cheesecakes can be made gluten free by using gluten free graham crackers or dairy free by using dairy free cream cheese (we like the Kite Hill brand).
So whether you’re looking for a red, white and blue dessert, or just a sweet treat that’s easy to serve, these Mini Berry Cheesecakes are the answer!
Let us know how you enjoy them in the comments below.
Lyndsey is a healthy lifestyle blogger and recipe creator at mommafitlyndsey.com. She covers healthy recipes, meal planning & prep, and healthy lifestyle tips and products. She is a life-longer Pittsburgh native where she lives with her husband and two daughters. You can find Lyndsey at Momma Fit Lyndsey, on Pinterest, and Instagram at @lyndsey.picc and @mommafitlyndsey