Individual Strawberry Cheesecake Tarts

Recipe by HawaiiChef79
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 18
YIELD: 18 tarts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For the Crust:.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 18 regular-sized cupcake cups.
  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs and macadamia nuts in a bowl.
  • Add sugar and mix well.
  • Add butter and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  • Spoon the mixture into each cupcake liner. (About 1 heaping tablespoon per cup).
  • Push down on the graham cracker mixture and try to make a flat crust.
  • Bake in oven for 8 minutes,.
  • Take out of the oven, and let cool.
  • For the Cheesecake Filling:.
  • ***NOTE*** Make sure to leave the cream cheese and eggs out until they are at room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cream together the cream cheese and the sugar until it is smooth.
  • Add eggs one at a time, until they are well incorporated.
  • Add vanilla (and lemon juice if you choose to).
  • Fill each liner 2/3 of the way full.
  • Bake for about 13-18 minutes. (In my new oven it's 18 minutes, in my old oven it was 13 minute, so, it really depends on your oven).
  • Place in the refrigerator to allow to cool.
  • To make the Strawberry topping:.
  • Soften the unflavored gelatin in the 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add the strawberry gelatin.
  • Set aside.
  • Cut the strawberries at the widest point so that it will cover as much of the cheesecake top as possible. Alternatively, you can slice the strawberries.
  • Place the strawberries, upside down, on the tarts.
  • Spoon the gelatin mixture on top of each strawberry, trying to completely coat each strawberry, and get the topping on the cheesecake itself as well.
  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave on low heat. Drizzle over each tart.
  • Alternatives:.
  • Using 1 1/2 packages of cream cheese with 1/2 cup pumpkin puree is an interesting fall twist.
  • Using oreo cookie crumbs as the crust, and mixing in semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips.
  • You can also use any canned topping, an fruit and jello combo, or just use the fresh fruit by themselves.
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