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Gluten-Free Mini Cheesecakes with Raspberry Compote

Gluten-Free Mini Cheesecakes with Raspberry Compote

We had friends over the other night for dinner and one of them is gluten-free. I hadn’t ever made a gluten-free dessert before, so I set out to make one. I love cheesecake but knew I couldn’t make my traditional Oreo crust. And then I found KinniKinnick KinniToos Chocolate Vanilla Sandwich Creme Cookies. It’s a mouthful, I know, but an absolutely delicious mouthful 😉

This dessert is great because, depending on the type of cookies you buy, you can make it gluten-free or not.  If you don’t need or want it gluten-free, you can just make the crust with Oreos instead. But if you or someone you know can’t eat gluten, this is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket! 

I really enjoy making mini desserts. #1. They are adorable. #2. People tend to think you worked super hard on them but they are actually easier to make (we are talking about cheesecake here - have you ever tried to make a whole cheesecake?! It’s hard - or is that just me)?! #3. You can eat more - they ARE mini after all!

When I baked these mini cheesecakes, I used this silicone muffin tin. It works so well - I didn’t even have to spray it and the cheesecakes came out clean! After letting them cool, I ran a knife around the edge and then just popped them out - so easy. If you aren’t in the market for a new muffin tin, I would recommend using cupcake liners so that you don’t have to spend a bunch of time washing your muffin tin and you can just spend your time eating your delicious cheesecakes!

You can top these mini cheesecakes with just about anything (chocolate, caramel, M&M’s, etc.), but I love cheesecake topped with raspberries. Add a little sugar to the raspberries to bring out the juice and you have a delicious raspberry compote to top your gluten-free mini cheesecakes. Enjoy!!

 
 

Gluten-Free Mini Cheesecakes with Raspberry Compote

MAKES

  • 12 mini cheesecakes

INGREDIENTS

Mini Cheesecakes

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Using a food processor, pulse the cookies until they are fine.*

  3. Put the cookies in a bowl and combine with the melted butter.

  4. Divide the cookie mixture evenly into the muffin tins and press firmly into the bottom.

  5. Beat the cream cheese, eggs, whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract until combined.

  6. Divide the cream cheese mixture evenly into the muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes or until the center is almost set.

  7. While the mini cheesecakes are baking, combine the crushed raspberries and sugar to make the raspberry compote.

  8. After the center is almost set, take the cheesecakes out of the oven and let them cool for at least 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the cheesecake and pop them out (if you are using my awesome silicone muffin tin)

  9. Refrigerate before serving. When ready to serve, add the raspberry compote on top!

RECIPE NOTES

*If you don’t have a food processor, just put the cookies in a bag and crush them until they are mostly fine.

TIPS FOR INVOLVING KIDS

  • Let them help you measure all the ingredients.

  • Have them crush the chocolate cookies (real shocker here, this is a fan favorite job)!

  • Let them help you with your mixer. If you can’t tell from the above picture, Will absolutely LOVES this part!

  • Have them use their little fingers to push the cookie crust into the muffin tins. This is great because it is kind of hard to fit my fingers in the little tins!

  • If you don’t mind the mess, have them scoop the raspberry compote onto the mini cheesecakes and by all means, let them sample their hard work!!


-Cooking with kids in the Land of 10,000 Recipes-


Hello. My name is Jenna!

I am a Minnesota Mom, born and raised in the land of 10,000 lakes. I have two amazing boys, Jack (6) and Will (3). I have a pretty awesome husband too! After teaching high school chemistry, I decided to make a change and stay at home with my kiddos. I love food - eating it, making it - you name it and I’m there. I enjoy making healthy, fast and easy recipes with my little sous chefs at home!

I hope that you will find some healthy, quick and easy recipes here that your whole family can make and enjoy together!

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