Monday, August 6, 2012

Mini Raspberry Almond Cheesecake

Aren't these so pretty in these cordial glasses?

I've been enjoying these treats from Just Mini Desserts.  However, with this cookbook, I have found that I need to adapt the recipes to my tastes, but the cookbook has pictures of every dessert, which gives much inspiration.  They're perfect for when you need just a little something sweet after a meal. The cookbook pictured this dessert in shot glasses.  I used some pretty cordial glasses that my daughter gave me.  I think they're so perfect for this dessert.  Here's my adapted recipe.  If you like lemon, you will love these!

You will need 12 small shot glasses, about 2-3 oz each, or other small dessert containers.  Mini chocolate shells would be really pretty, too!

Would you like to share one with me with some iced tea?

1 cup graham cracker crumbs, 3 T. butter, melted and 1 t. sugar

Mix altogether  and place a heaping spoonful in the bottom of the shot glass or other mini dessert container and pat down.

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. ready to serve vanilla frosting (Pillsbury makes a sugar-free)
2 lemons, juiced
1 T. of lemon zest
1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
38-48 raspberries (or try blueberries or sliced strawberries)
handful of sliced almonds

Mix cream cheese, frosting, lemon juice and  lemon zest in a bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed.  Fold in whipped topping.  Fill each mini container with this  mixture on top of the graham cracker crumbs.  Chill until firm.  Put 3-4 raspberries on top and some almond slices around the rim for garnish.

Note:  You could also use some pie filling or preserves on top.

I am sharing with:

Mix It Up Monday
On the Menu Monday
Make It Pretty Monday
Marvelous Monday
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Table Top Tuesday
Cowgirl Up
The Bunny Hop
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday
Weekend Potluck
Sweets for Saturday
Seasonal Sundays

20 comments:

  1. These sound wonderful. I've never met a cheesecake I didn't like :-). Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  2. Look at these adorably delicious desserts! They make me want to sing!! Ahhhhhh!!!! xo

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  3. Lovely. How about linking in to Food on Friday: Berries? Cheers

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  4. I am delighted that I found your wonderful blog. Yummy!!! My husband and I both love to cook, but we do have to be careful . . . those pounds go on easier than they come off, LOL. Your potato pack looks like the perfect thing to throw on the grill to complete a meal without messing up the kitchen. I am your newest follower # 249. Please come on over for a visit, you may just decide to follow me back.
    Have a marvelous day, Connie :)

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  5. Love your cute glasses and I have to agree with Mary above... never met a cheesecake I didn't like:@)

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  6. Yum! This sounds wonderful!....Christine

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  7. These sound delicious Kitty, and I like a small and light dessert to serve after a meal.
    Judith

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  8. That is a wonderful idea for a mini cheesecake dessert and it sounds delicious.
    ~Clara

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  9. Oh, who could resist these? Your presentation is so cute and just a little something sweet after a meal is perfect. Thanks for the iced tea too. Have a lovely day, Kitty, and thank you for coming for tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. Oh, yummy! This looks so good. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 2805. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  11. I love this idea - you are good at making mini desserts! Have a great weekend! Deb

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  12. I like the idea of mini desserts. These look easy and great. Thanks for bringing this post to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  13. That sounds delicious, but I really love the way you served it. Those little glasses are so cute!

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  14. This looks delicious!! I would love for you to link up to my linky party at The Mandatory Mooch. Still open for another day!!

    http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-3.html

    Thanks, Nichi

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  15. Hi!

    I would love you to join My Sweet Party and the theme for August is Childhood favourites. Check it out:
    http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/08/my-sweet-party-august-childhood.html

    Cheers!

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  16. Another yummy recipe! These look so good!

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  17. Oh these look and sound delicious Kitty! I love mini desserts~ so festive and portion control to boot :)

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  18. These are sooo adorable! I am all about single servings! Your presentation is just lovely. I know these must be oh-so tasty, but even better because they're served in these darling dishes. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck!!

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  19. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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