Monday, March 23, 2009

Mini Almond Cheesecake--A Bite of Wonderful!

I'm a sucker for those cute little cookbook/magazines you find near every grocery checkout. This little gem was entitled, "Great Cheesecakes" it was published by Betty Crocker. The photography was great and the book boasted 30 most popular cheesecake recipes. It was mine! Several of the recipes will be tested for sure. I love cheesecake! But I needed a bite size treat for a dinner party so I knew
Mini Almond Cheesecakes would be perfect--and they did not disappoint! Just a bite of wonderful I would say.


1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted and ground
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Grease 24 mini muffin pans. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon ground almonds into each cup. Gently shake to coat bottom and sides of cups with almonds (do not shake out excess nuts).
Combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat with electric mixer until smooth . Add egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and almond extract. Beat on low speed till just combined. Spoon mixture in muffin cups filling each 3/4 full.
Bake at 350 for 18 minutes or till golden. Cool in pans. Carefully remove from muffin cups.
For topping combine powdered sugar, sour cream and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Spoon topping on cheese cakes and garnish with almonds just before serving.


9 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

OK YUM! Your blog is gorgeous!

You had asked a question on my blog about the little beach set coming out by SU, and if it might work for scrapbooking...it is true the images are small. The little flip flops probably only measure 3/4 - 1 inch...but the pieces of the set are SO cute I would still use it on a page, and the wheel that goes with it is perfect too! Just my input :) Have a wonderful day!

Amy Lindstrom said...

WOW Cindy! Those look FAB-U-LOUS! Maybe it is because I am 3 weeks into Weight Watchers...more likely because it is cheesecake, and I LOVE Cheesecake! Bite size might just work for my points! As long as I only make 1 at a time! :)

Amber said...

These look so delicious! I love almond and cheesecake together. I'll have to try these (next time we have company, that is. I can't be trusted with an entire batch)

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