Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 1 hr 15 min
- Total Time: 1 hr 25 min
Swap that slice of cheesecake for something smaller like these Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites.
1/2 cup melted ghee, coconut or grape seed oil
1 Box Simple Mills Vanilla Cake Mix
1 egg, separated, at room temperature
¼ cup milk (or non-dairy alternative)
2 tsp. grass-fed gelatin
1 8 oz. package organic cream cheese, softened
1/8 cup raw honey
2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla
Dash of sea salt
1 bag frozen dark sweet cherries, thawed
MIX melted ghee/oil and baking mix in a large bowl until a soft dough is formed.
DROP by 1 tsp. ice cream scoop spoonfuls into a mini muffin pan lined paper cups and press dough down and up the sides of the cups.
BAKE 10-12 min at 350 degrees.
REMOVE from oven and use the back of the scoop to press dough back down (it will have risen in the middle).
WHISK egg yolk and milk in a sauce pan over medium heat and sprinkle with gelatin. And continue whisking mixture while warming until gelatin is dissolved.
COMBINE cream cheese, honey and vanilla and beat with a hand mixer in a separate bowl until smooth.
SLOWLY pour warm egg and milk mixture into cream cheese and beat until smooth. Refrigerate.
BEAT egg whites with a dash of salt until stiff, fold into cream cheese mixture and spoon into individual crusts.
CHILL at least one hour.
TOP each bite with a cherry before serving.
Tips:Alternatively, this recipe can be made in a 9-10 inch pie pan by adjusting baking time for crust to 15 minutes and chilling for at least 3 hours before serving.