Mini cheesecakes are a great way to serve dessert to a crowd. They have a creamy filling, and a crunchy base. You can use different toppings to dress up your cheesecake. Some popular toppings include berries, fruit toppings, and pie fillings. You can also add sprinkles or chopped nuts.
The crust can be made from a whole graham cracker, or you can use crushed Oreos. The graham cracker crust will create a firmer base than a homemade crust. If you prefer a crunchy crust, you can use crushed Oreos or a Nilla wafer.
To make the cheesecake filling, you must bring the ingredients to room temperature before mixing them together. This will prevent cracking and will help the filling to thicken. Using an electric mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment will be helpful in this process. Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before adding it.
First, mix the cream cheese and sugar well. Then, add the eggs and vanilla extract one at a time. You can also use a silicone spatula to mix the eggs. Once the filling is ready, spread the mixture evenly into the muffin pan. Bake the cheesecakes for about 17 to 20 minutes, or until they are just set. The center may still jiggle slightly.
When you’re ready to fill the cheesecake, you can use a spoon or piping bag to place the filling. You can add berries or fruit as a garnish. If desired, add a little lemon zest to the mixture. The cheesecake can be stored in the refrigerator for two or three days. The crust will become soft after a day.
Once you have made your cheesecake, it’s time to know how to store it. Cheesecakes usually keep very well in the fridge for up to two days, but they will keep much longer if you store them in the freezer. Store your cheesecake in an airtight Tupperware container or a freezer-safe plastic bag, and you can enjoy it for up to 5 days. For longer storage, you can slice your cheesecake into individual pieces and place them in a gallon ziplock freezer bag. This will ensure that you have access to the cheesecake whenever you’d like.
When storing cheesecakes, you should completely remove the toppings and garnishes from the cheesecake. Once you’ve done that, store it in an airtight container in the fridge. You can even freeze it for up to three months, but the whipped cream will not keep well in this environment.
When storing mini cheesecakes, make sure that they are completely cool before placing them on a wire rack. Chilling them will ensure that they stay level, and it will also keep them from cracking. If you make extras, wrap them tightly and store them in the fridge. The leftovers should keep for about a week or two. Depending on the recipe, cheesecakes can also be frozen and kept in the freezer for up to a month.
To ensure your cheesecake stays fresh, you can use plastic wrap to store it. This method will ensure that your cheesecake stays fresh and tasty for two to three days. However, if you have a sweet tooth, you may want to keep it in the fridge for up to three months. Then, you can freeze it for even longer.
Once you have made your cheesecake, you should chill it for at least 4 hours. If you don’t want to eat it right away, try storing it in a zip-top bag. The whipped topping will keep for a long time if kept in the fridge.