Celebrate fall (or any season, really!) when you make these Mini Spiced Apple Cider Cheesecakes. Just when you thought mini cheesecakes couldn't get any better, these delicious Mini Spiced Apple Cider Cheesecakes arrived to shake things up.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1-1/2 cups finely crushed European-style cookies for coffee (speculoos cookies)
1 can (12 oz.) frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed, divided
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 pkg. (2.5 oz.) apple chips, lightly crushed
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 325°F.
Combine cookie crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottoms of 24 paper-lined muffin pan cups.
Beat cream cheese, vanilla, 2 tsp. apple pie spice and 1 cup of the remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add 3/4 cup apple juice concentrate; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each until just blended. Spoon over crusts.
Bake 20 to 22 min. or until centers are almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours.
Meanwhile, bring remaining sugar and apple juice concentrate to boil in saucepan; simmer on medium-low heat 10 to 12 min. or until thickened, stirring frequently. Add whipping cream and remaining apple pie spice; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until thickened. Cool completely, then refrigerate until ready to use.
Spoon chilled sauce over cheesecakes just before serving; top with apple chips.
How to Test Cheesecake Doneness
To avoid overbaking a cheesecake, check for doneness at the minimum baking time by gently shaking the pan. If the cheesecake is done, the edge should be slightly puffed and it will be set except for a small area in the center that will be soft and jiggly. Do not insert a knife into the center as this may cause the cheesecake to crack during cooling.
Balance out your choices throughout the day so you can enjoy a piece of this delicious cheesecake.
Substitute 1 cup chopped fresh apples for the apple chips.
You will need to crush about 22 cookies to get the amount of crumbs needed to prepare this easy-to-make crumb crust.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 24g
Dietary Fiber 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.