Bite Size Goat Cheese and Walnut Cheesecake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Lisa Pizza

These little gems have been a hit at two of my parties. I'm always SO happy when there are left overs! :)

Top Review by Merlot

These little appetizers are wonderful! I took them to a "happy hour" with friends and they disappeared immediately!!! I am so glad I found this. I followed your directions exactly...very easy to follow. Thank you sooo much for sharing, Lisa.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter 18 mini muffin tins (gems).
  3. Combine the first three ingredients with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  4. Place heaping teaspoonfuls off walnut mixture into each mold and press down firmly.
  5. In another bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  6. Add the goat cheese and beat until creamy.
  7. Add the egg and beat until thoroughly combined.
  8. Add the chives and the remainder of salt and pepper.
  9. Divide the goat cheese mixture between the cups and smooth the tops.
  10. Place a walnut piece on top of nine cheesecakes.
  11. Top the remaining with diced peppers.
  12. Bake until puffed- approx 15 minutes.
  13. Cook on wire rack for 5 minutes before unmolding.
  14. Garnish with chives and serve warm or cold.

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