Fruit Cheesecake Bites

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Calling all cheesecake fans and mini dessert lovers, this one’s for you! We’re about to turn the classic cheesecake into bite-sized perfection with Fruit Cheesecake Bites. Picture this: tiny works of art filled with a smooth, dreamy cheesecake filling and bursting with your favorite fresh fruit on top. These little guys are the answer to your sweet tooth cravings, without going all out. They’re perfect for brunches, potlucks, bake sales, or anytime you need a quick and easy dessert that’ll disappear in seconds.

Why You’ll Love Fruit Cheesecake Bites

  • Easy-Peasy Perfection: This recipe is so simple, it practically makes itself! With minimal prep time and a short baking time, you’ll be enjoying these delightful treats in no time.
  • Bite-Sized Bliss: No need to worry about portion control – these cheesecake bites are the perfect individual serving size.
  • Creamy & Dreamy: The cheesecake filling is smooth, decadent, and absolutely irresistible.
  • Fresh & Fruity: Top these bites with your favorite fresh fruit for a burst of flavor and a pop of color.
  • Endless Variations: Feel free to get creative and customize these cheesecake bites to your taste!

Ingredients Needed To Make Fruit Cheesecake Bites

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Fresh fruit for topping (kiwi, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or your favorite choice)

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use regular dairy products?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free products, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the dairy products of your choice for the recipe.

How To Make Fruit Cheesecake Bites

  1. First things first, preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). This ensures the crust bakes evenly and the cheesecake filling sets perfectly.
  2. Grab two muffin tins and line them with muffin liners. This will make 20 delicious cheesecake bites!
  3. Now, let’s get to work on that cookie dough base. Break apart the sugar cookie dough (store-bought works great here!) and place about a tablespoon of dough into each muffin liner.
  4. Pop those cookie dough cups in the preheated oven and bake them for 8-10 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when the edges are slightly golden brown – keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!
  1. Once baked, take the muffin tins out of the oven and let the cookie dough cups cool completely on a cooling rack. This is important – don’t skip this step!
  2. While the crusts are cooling, it’s time to make that dreamy cheesecake filling. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
  3. Using an electric mixer or a good old-fashioned whisk, beat the cream cheese mixture until it’s smooth, light, and absolutely delicious.
  4. Now comes the fun part – filling the cookie dough cups! Spoon or pipe the creamy cheesecake mixture into the cooled cookie dough cups, filling them almost to the top.
  1. Once filled, it’s time for the cheesecake bites to chill out. Place the muffin tins in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until the cheesecake filling is nice and set.
  2. After 2 hours of chilling, take out those beautiful cheesecake bites and unleash your inner artist! Top each bite with your favorite fresh fruit – sliced strawberries, plump blueberries, juicy kiwi slices, or a combination of your favorites.

Variations & Substitutions

  • Graham Cracker Crust: For a more classic cheesecake vibe, swap out the sugar cookie dough base for a graham cracker crust. You can either make your own graham cracker crust or use a store-bought option.
  • Lemony Delight: Add a teaspoon of lemon zest to the cream cheese mixture for a delightful citrusy twist.
  • Sweet & Sticky Drizzle: For an extra touch of sweetness, drizzle honey or your favorite fruit syrup over the fruit topping.
  • Whipped Cream Dream: Top each cheesecake bite with a dollop of whipped cream before adding the fruit for a creamy and decadent finish.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use canned fruit instead of fresh fruit for topping?

While fresh fruit offers the best flavor and texture, canned fruit can be used in a pinch. Just make sure to drain the canned fruit well before using to avoid soggy cheesecake bites.

How do I store these fruit cheesecake bites?

These delightful cheesecake bites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They’re perfect for making ahead of time for a party or event.

Fruit Cheesecake Bites

You know I love my Cheesecake but these in a hand held treats are next level awesomeness! Perfect for brunch, potlucks and desserts for a crowd.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fruit Cheesecake Bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 233kcal

Equipment

  • Two muffin tins
  • Muffin liners
  • Electric mixer or whisk
  • Spoon or cookie scoop
  • cooling rack

Ingredients

  • 16 oz sugar cookie dough
  • 16 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Fresh fruit kiwi, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C).
  • Line two muffin tins with muffin liners (makes 20).
  • Break apart the sugar cookie dough and place 1 tablespoon of dough into each muffin tin.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix until smooth and light.
  • Spoon or pipe the cream cheese mixture into the cooled cupcake liners, filling each almost to the top.
  • Place the filled cupcake liners in the fridge for 2 hours to chill.
  • Once chilled, top each cheesecake bite with fresh fruit (kiwi, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or any other preferred fruit).
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Variations:
  • Instead of sugar cookie dough, use graham cracker crust as the base for a more traditional cheesecake flavor.
  • Add a teaspoon of lemon zest to the cream cheese mixture for a hint of citrus flavor.
  • Drizzle honey or fruit syrup over the fruit topping for extra sweetness.
  • Top each cheesecake bite with a dollop of whipped cream before adding the fruit for a creamy finish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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