Cheez-It Mini Cheesecakes

Cheez-It Mini Cheesecakes
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

Cheescake doesn't always have to be considered a dessert. Switch up its role at your next dinner party and serve one as a savory appetizer, like with this recipe that uses Cheez-It crackers to create a crunchy and savory crust. 

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18
Servings
140
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Special thanks to Patricia Stagich of Comfy Cuisine for helping us test this recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 1 package store-bought pie crusts
  • 1 1/2 Cup crushed Cheez-Its
  • 24 Ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut 2-inch circles out of the pie crusts and add to a mini cupcake pan. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of the crushed Cheez-Its in each one. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, and cornstarch until light and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add to the mini cupcake tins. Bake for 15 minutes. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
37mg
12%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
123µg
18%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
37mg
4%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
47mg
7%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
192mg
13%
Water
26g
1%

Cheesecake Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Cheesecake Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.