Strawberry Cheesecake Minis Recipe
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Strawberry Cheesecake Minis Recipe

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My daughter and I trimmed down a recipe from a television cooking show, and these bite-size cheesecakes were the result. We shared them with neighbors and friends, and no one suspected they were light. —Lori Lewis of St. Johns, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 12 reduced-fat vanilla wafers
  • 1 can (12 ounces) strawberry cake and pastry filling

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 217 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar substitute and sugar. Beat in vanilla. Add egg and egg substitute; beat until blended.
  2. Place each vanilla wafer flat side down in a foil-lined muffin cup. Fill with cream cheese mixture. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until puffed and set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour (centers will sink slightly).
  3. Spoon pastry filling into the center of each cheesecake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda No Calorie Sweetener and Solo brand cake and pastry filling. Look for both products in the baking aisle.
Originally published as Strawberry Cheesecake Minis in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p33

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dflowers3 User ID: 1359670 229136
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"I loved these, but I got 24 cheesecakes out of this recipe instead of 12? Not sure why, except I put the foil muffin cup in a mini muffin pan & didn't set down in all the way. So mine are smaller but taste great and I'm thinking I can have 2!!"

Margielou_wa User ID: 56764 54263
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"My family really enjoyed this low sugar cheesecake. I did use fresh strawberries on top instead of the filling."

Ldeponceau User ID: 6225919 133973
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"My family and friends loved them. Didn't last long."

MargeAZ User ID: 1297434 81599
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"Instead of putting the pie filling on each cheesecake, you can get the same flavor while cutting some calories & making them look pretty.

Put some seedless jam into the blender or food processor & puree until smooth to make a sauce. Pour the jam into a plastic food bag & twist the top. Cut a tiny bit off one corner & drizzle over the cheesecakes, after removing the cupcake liners."

jgrubin User ID: 4447519 98374
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"Everyone looked these and the vanilla wafer at the bottom is a cute surprise. The only thing I'm going to do differently when I make them for Thanksgiving is subsitute real strawberry slices on the top for the pastry filling."

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