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Mini Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust

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These mini cheesecakes are baked in cupcake pans and couldn’t be any easier to make! Made with a delicious Oreo cookie crust, this little cheesecakes are irresistible!

Easy desserts are our love language around here! Be sure to check out a few more of our favorites – Blueberry Crumble, Cake Mix Peach Cobbler, and Homemade Brownies From Scratch.

three mini cheesecakes with an Oreo crust topped with strawberries.

Bite-Sized Desserts

Making cheesecake can be kind of tricky and intimidating. There is the whole springform pan thing, the water bath, and the inevitable cracking of the top. Not to mention the amount of time it takes to make it and then wait for it to cool.

But this is the perfect recipe to take all the fear out of making cheesecake.  Mini cheesecakes baked in cupcake liners! My mom used to make these for Sunday dessert and we always loved them. Her original recipe uses Vanilla Wafers for the crust, but I used Oreos. Because really… why not?

I love these because they are so easy and fast to make, and you probably have all the ingredients on hand! There’s nothing weird or fancy in these bite-sized beauties- just pure deliciousness.

How To Make Oreo Crusted Mini Cheesecakes

Prep – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and then place liners in each ramekin of your cupcake pan.  Split your Oreo cookies in half and remove the filling.  Place half of an Oreo into each liner which will become the crust.

Make The Cheesecake –  Mix together the softened cream cheese, eggs, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla until the consistency is light and fluffy.  You’ll fill each liner about 3/4 of the way with the cheesecake mix.

Bake & Cool – Bake your mini cheesecakes for about 15-20 minutes.  Once they are done cooking, allow them to cool before serving.  You can remove the cupcake liners after they have cooled, or they can be eaten straight out of the cupcake liners with no utensils if you want to serve them at a picnic or pot luck.

Fruit Filling – You can make your own fruit topping, or use store-bought canned pie filling – strawberry, cherry, blueberry and a lemon curd are all delicious! (A dollop of jam works too!)

Refrigerate – Be sure to store these mini cheesecakes in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them or if you have any leftover.

mini cheesecakes made with an Oreo bottom and a fruit topping on a serving tray.

Recipe Tips

Top Before Serving – Wait to add the fruit topping right before you serve them.  If you put the topping on too soon, it could make the mini cheesecakes a little soggy.

The Best Toppings – You could also top them with ice cream topping, chocolate, caramel or garnish with chopped nuts, if you’d like a little crunch!

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three mini cheesecakes with an Oreo crust topped with strawberries.
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Mini Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust

These mini cheesecakes are baked in cupcake pans and couldn't be any easier to make! Simple and delicious - just the way we like it!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes or less, cake, dessert, treats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 cheesecakes
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 Oreos split in half, filling discarded
  • 2 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • toppings of your choice - caramel chocolate, fruit, nuts, etc.

Instructions

  1. Put 18 cupcake liners in cupcake pans. Place one half of Oreo sandwich cookie in the bottom of each liner.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla together until light and fluffy.
  3. Spoon filling into cupcake liners, filling about 3/4 full.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Let cool. Just before serving, top with desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Mini Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Melissa is the creative mom and blogger from Ice Cream Inspiration, She was a contributor on the Somewhat Simple Creative Team from 2015-2016. Stop by her site for delicious recipes, home organization challenges, and amazing makeovers!

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