I grew up in a home where most evenings we had dessert at the end of the meal. It wasn’t something huge like a triple-layered cake, but just a little something sweet. I still enjoy ending the meal with a taste of something sweet.
Small, individual desserts are perfect for a “just enough” serving size! Weight Watchers has a cheesecake recipe that I’ve tweaked a little to come up with a dessert we love!
I bake these individual cheesecakes in small tins I purchased on Amazon. They look like these…
They’re truly the perfect size if you’re wanting to watch your calories, but still enjoy something sweet. I bake them without any crust, then give my guests the option of sprinkling chocolate covered graham crackers on the top. It serves as an inverted crust! Then I top them with fruit, light Cool Whip and chocolate shavings. Wow. They are so good! Here’s the recipe:
3/4 Cup Plain low-fat yogurt
8 oz. Low-fat Cream Cheese
2/3 Cup sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Light Cool Whip
Chocolate Graham Crackers, crumbled
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place small baking tins on a baking sheet. Spray lightly with cooking spray. You could also use a cupcake tin if you don’t have the tins. If you use the tin, line them with cupcake liners.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat together yogurt, cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Spoon evenly into baking tins. Bake until top is set, 15-20 minutes; let cool and then chill in refrigerator 2 hours (can make up to 2 days ahead).
3. To serve, slide a knife around the edge of the cheesecake and invert onto a serving plate. Serve with fresh berries, Cool whip and chocolate shavings on top. You can also add the chocolate covered graham crackers on top, if desired.
I’m not sure about the WW points on these, but the version with a crust are 7 points, so if you don’t add the crackers, I’d think it would be one or two points lower! I’ve eaten these in moderation with good success (no weight gain).
These make a great dessert for guests. They aren’t strange in any way with artificial sweeteners – they’re just lighter due to no crust and lightened cream cheese. These would be perfect for Easter, perhaps serving them with fresh blueberries and a little lemon zest on top! Give them a try and tell me if you loved them as much as we did!
Anyone else enjoy having dessert after dinner?
11 thoughts on “Crustless Mini Cheesecakes”
Yum! Those are so cute and I love how you can customize the toppings!
Thanks, Whitney. Yes, these are so versatile…and so scrumptious!
Brilliant idea , thank you
I’m happy to share! I hope you’ll try these!
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Although I try to be mainly vegan , I do indulge from time to time , !
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Can’t wait to try these out. We love cheesecake and Johns been graving it.
Well, this will totally satisfy his hunger for cheesecake! Super yummy!
I really want to try these. How many servings would you say this recipe makes?
I hope you will!! They made about a dozen in the tins I mentioned. Enjoy!
Sounds delicious baking it this weekend👍
You’ll be glad you did!! 😋