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mini cheesecake with strawberry

Chef Norm’s Mini Cheesecakes

This recipe will make 6 mini cheesecakes!

Ingredients for crust:

  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of melted margarine

Ingredients for filling:

  • 8 oz. bar of Philly cream cheese
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 & ½ teaspoons of lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 6-cup muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and margarine with a fork until combined. Measure a rounded tablespoon of the mixture into the bottom of each muffin cup, pressing firmly. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 5 minutes, and then remove to cool. Keep the oven on.
  3. Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla until fluffy. Mix in the egg.
  4. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the muffin cups, filling each until 3/4 full. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan before removing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.