So, I felt like trying something new, and I found some pins on Pinterest for Mini Cheesecakes – both Key Lime and Oreo, and I decided to give it a try! Now, I am not a baker, or a chef, or any type of whiz in the kitchen. I can hold my own, most of the time, but things typically don’t turn out like I want them to, unfortunately. So, we’ll call this an average baker’s attempt at baking a Pinterest recipe.
Mini Cheesecake Recipes
I couldn’t decide on a flavor. My husband loves Oreo. I’m a huge fan of lime anything. Naturally, I decided to make it extra difficult on myself and split the recipe. I made 6 of each. Luckily, the same blog posted the recipes, so it was a pretty similar process!
I got my recipes from Live Well Bake Often. I haven’t tried anything from that blog before, but it had both Mini Key Lime and Mini Oreo Cheesecakes, so I decided to give it a try! I didn’t want 24 cheesecakes that I had to eat in 4 days, so I split the recipes in half.
Making one type probably wouldn’t have been too difficult. However, making two different crusts and fillings seemed to be a little more time consuming for sure.
I purchased all the ingredients early in the day. I had to leave them sitting for most of the day to get everything to room temperature, as recommended. I kept checking until the cream cheese felt soft to the touch!
Preparation for the Mini Cheesecakes
Next, I got all of the ingredients for the mini cheesecakes out and ready. I’ve been extra forgetful lately, so I had to make sure to lay everything out. This way, I knew everything was there and I wouldn’t have to stop to run to the store. Can you imagine anything worse!
As you can see, I didn’t have a cheesecake pan, so I just used a muffin tin with cupcake liners. It worked pretty well! They don’t look as picture-esque as the blogger’s (obviously), but it tasted the same. Probably.
Following the recipe to the exacts, I started with the crusts. I ended up having six of each, so it took double the time. I listened to my audiobook on my trusty Alexa while going through this process, which made it much more bearable.
Once I had the crusts taken care of, I started on the filling. I started with Oreo. For me, I would say that the Key Lime was easier than the Oreo. There was a part where it asked me to fold in the crumbs, which completely lost me. I also couldn’t help but laugh while trying to figure it out, thinking of Schitt’s Creek the whole time. Fold in the cheese!
Finally, it was oven time. The whole process honestly took hours. I am a slow baker. If you’re wanting an easier one, I suggest starting with the Key Lime. I also thought it tasted better and totally added extra lime juice because I’m loving that lime flavor!
The Mini Cheesecakes Verdict
Overall, I would totally recommend these recipes if you’re in the mood to try something new and can take a day. The whole process took a day, mainly because of the room temperature requirement. But, if you’re doing two flavors I would definitely set aside a couple of hours.
Also, another painful part of this was the cool down. You just spent all day baking and then you have to wait overnight to try it!? Yes, I ended up eating a mini cheesecake at 9 am the next day, and I don’t regret it.
This is obviously something new for me blog-post wise. Let me know what you thought of this post and if you want me to keep trying out recipes!