Caramel Cheesecakes Bites

            This is such a sweet little dessert. A perfect go to when I feel the need for a quick treat and they taste so good. This is one of the simplest recipes I have ever seen for cheesecake and I am sold on it.

The caramel sauce is so easy to whip up and tastes exactly as you imagine it should.

These little desserts are perfect for potlucks, meetings, parties or any other celebrations you may have that you need to supply a dessert for.

They take so little time to make and yet, everyone will think you spent all day making them.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I make these ahead of time?

I did just that and they tasted perfect, there was not one iota of difference between making them a day ahead or the day of the need.

            Can I leave off the caramel?

You could, and you could supply a few different topping ideas on the side or top them yourself with a variety of toppings.

            How do I store these?

These need to be placed into an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator. They will last 3 to 4 days.

            Can I freeze these?

Certainly! I would set them on a baking tray and freeze individually, then wrap and store for up to 3 months in the freezer.

            What other toppings can I use?

There is such a wide range of toppings. There is caramel, chocolate, fruit fillings, berries or even sundae toppings.

What do you need to make Caramel Cheesecakes Bites

            Crust:

                        1 cup almond meal

                        ½ cup ground almonds

                        ¼ cup sugar

                        ¼ tsp salt

                        ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

                        ¼ cup melted butter

            Filling:

                        2 ½ bricks of cream cheese, softened

                        ½ cup sugar

                        3 eggs

                        1 tsp vanilla

            Caramel:

                        ½ cup granulated sugar

                        ½ cup evaporated milk

                        2 tbsp water

                        1 tbsp butter

How to make Caramel Cheesecakes Bites

FIRST STEP:

For the crust mix the almond meal, the ground slivered almonds, sugar, salt, cinnamon and the melted butter

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b)

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f)

SECOND STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Line cupcake pans with paper liners

Combine the crust ingredients thoroughly

Place a spoonful of the mix into each liner and press down

THIRD STEP:

Bake for 10 minutes

Set to the side

Reduce the temperature on the oven to 300*

FOURTH STEP:

For the filling, in a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, three eggs and sugar and beat well. Add in the vanilla and beat again until smooth

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b)

c)

d)

FIFTH STEP:

Spoon the mixture evenly into the crust lined cups and place in the oven

Bake for 40 minutes

SIXTH STEP:

When the little cheesecakes are cooling make the caramel sauce

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and the water

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b)

c)

SEVENTH STEP:

Cook until the sugar dissolves, continue cooking for 3 minutes, stirring gently

EIGHTH STEP:

Stop stirring and allow to cook for 10 minutes, until it is the color of light brown sugar

Remove from the heat and very carefully stir in the butter and the milk

NINETH STEP:

Bring back to a boil to melt the caramelized sugar

Remove from heat and cool to room temperature

TENTH STEP:

Cover and chill for at least one hour

Spoon 1 tbsp sauce over each cheesecake

YAY!

Enjoy!

YUM!

Caramel Cheesecakes Bites

Caramel Cheesecakes Bites

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  •                         1 cup almond meal
  •                         ½ cup ground almonds
  •                         ¼ cup sugar
  •                         ¼ tsp salt
  •                         ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  •                         ¼ cup melted butter
  •             Filling:
  •                         2 ½ bricks of cream cheese, softened
  •                         ½ cup sugar
  •                         3 eggs
  •                         1 tsp vanilla
  •             Caramel:
  •                         ½ cup granulated sugar
  •                         ½ cup evaporated milk
  •                         2 tbsp water
  •                         1 tbsp butter

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

For the crust mix the almond meal, the ground slivered almonds, sugar, salt, cinnamon and the melted butter

Preheat the oven to 350*

SECOND STEP:

Line cupcake pans with paper liners

Combine the crust ingredients thoroughly

THIRD STEP:

Place a spoonful of the mix into each liner and press down

Bake for 10 minutes

Set to the side

Reduce the temperature on the oven to 300*

FOURTH STEP:

For the filling, in a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, three eggs and sugar and beat well. Add in the vanilla and beat again until smooth

Spoon the mixture evenly into the crust lined cups and place in the oven

FIFTH STEP:

Bake for 40 minutes

SIXTH STEP:

When the little cheesecakes are cooling make the caramel sauce

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and the water

SEVENTH STEP:

Cook until the sugar dissolves, continue cooking for 3 minutes, stirring gently

EIGHTH STEP:

Stop stirring and allow to cook for 10 minutes, until it is the color of light brown sugar

Remove from the heat and very carefully stir in the butter and the milk

NINETH STEP:

Bring back to a boil to melt the caramelized sugar

Remove from heat and cool to room temperature

TENTH STEP:

Cover and chill for at least one hour

Spoon 1 tbsp sauce over each cheesecake

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 140gSugar: 18gProtein: 12g