Monday, January 31, 2011

Amaretto Cheesecake Cupcakes with Fresh Fruits

Fresh raspberries or strawberries you pick... Amaretto in cupcake tins making them little mini cheesecakes. Perfect for those summer outings or great take alongs for those road trips, just bring the topping in a separete bowl and add last, these travel well on ice always be safe and keep them cold.



This make around 24 mini cheesecake cupcakes. Perfect for a quick dessert that will wow your friend, co workers, or family. Great to take on picnics, will be an asked for recipe everytime.


The batter is really thin, it helps to use a gravy ladel to spoon it into the cups.



The graham cracker crust has a nice spice added to it by using the cinnamon flavored crackers.


2 packages 8oz  each of cream cheese softened
2 eggs
2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon
1/2 cup crushed fine almonds
1 package of almond flavored cookies crushed or  cinnamon flavored graham crackers crushed (about 1 1/2 cups of crumbs.)
1 stick cut in half of butter or margarine melted (use only 1/2 the stick)

Melt butter in microwave or stovetop in a pan and mix melted butter into a bowl with crushed graham crackers and almonds ( I put mine into a food processor till fine for both the almonds and crackers). Mix all together till mixed. Add paper liners to cupcake tins. Put a teaspoon of mixtures into each cup and press down with fingers.
In a seperate bowl mix cream cheese, eggs, sugar and flavorings and beat till smooth and creamy no lumps.
Using a ladle spoon onto crust. Bake at 350 till the center is solid around 25 to 30 minutes.



Top with fresh fruits of your choice, suggestions would be strawberries, raspberries, peache slices. For a shiney glaze,( microwave a jelly that matches the fruit of choice) till melted and brush on fruits.
Printable Recipe

27 comments:

valerioscialla said...

very beautiful recipe!!! A lot of colour and a lot of flavours. Good job Claudia

denise fletcher said...

Oh my! Those are two of the most perfect raspberries I have ever seen! I love mini cheesecakes but with Amaretto and those gorgeous berries, you've outdone yourself :)

Melynda said...

Very nice, for some reason I have never thought to pair raspberries and cheesecake, why, I do not know.

Jamie said...

These look so good Claudia. I love cheesecake and what perfect bites these are. Will definitely be making these in the future.

Drick said...

luscious topping, dripping around those mini cheesecakes would send anyone over the edge, beautiful and great recipe

Jenny said...

Wow Claudia, I could eat my fair share of these gorgeous desserts! Beautiful!

Emily Malloy said...

Claudia, these are PERFECTION.

Patsyk said...

love mini cheesecakes! these look amazing!

Claudia said...

You have given me a case of "summer dreaming" with these delectable treats. I love it all - the cinnamon in the grahams, the amaretto, the creamy cupcakes topped with the brightening fruit.

Swathi said...

Individual cheesecake cupcakes looks awesome. Love it.

Elisabeth said...

Claudia-You come over for soup and pizza, but be sure to bring the scrumptious, yummy, little bite size mini cheese cakes.Did you also mention Amaretto in the little beauties...oh, yes, just bring it, and the Amaretto bottle too!!!

FOODESSA said...

Claudia...our sweet tooths are in sync this week. Love how you adapted one of my favourite desserts. You did me one better by adding the Amaretto ;o)

Ciao Bella...have a great week,
Claudia

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful cheesecake looks good

aipi said...

Wow, they are stunning to look at..I bet they taste great too..

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Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,
You need to stock up on more Amaretto! It is flying off the shelf at your house!

Great tastey little cheesecake morsels!

Megan said...

Ohh..., be still my heart! I love almond flavored anything.

alison said...

so beautiful and a great recipe!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Oh, this looks SOOOO good! Amaretto is one of my favorite flavors!

Reeni said...

What scrumptious little cheesecakes Claudia! Like a burst of Spring with all that fruit. I can't wait to have fresh strawberries here!

Sandra said...

This is really cute, and I love the idea that it is fresh fruit! Nicely done lady:)

Tiffany said...

This are too cute! And I love that you topped them with fruit! Yum!

Brie: Le Grand Fromage said...

you make these just to taunt me, don't you? ;)-

briarrose said...

These are wicked cute. I love the mini size....now if I could only eat just one and not circle back for more. ;)

Magic of Spice said...

Claudia, these are just too adorable...lovely idea :)

FOODESSA said...

These are perfect bites of sweet tooth satisfaction...great idea to individualize them this way.
Of course...the added Amaretto is a bonus.

Claudia...did you ever think of making a recipe index where that Amaretto category would be quite plump! LOL

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Melynda said...

Hello, I am featuring this great post in my Wednesday and wandering about Valentine's Day. Thanks.

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for linking these are really nice for the season