Hi guys! Enjoying the countdown so far? Today’s recipe comes from Country Living. It’s super delicious and the best part is that it can be a delicious gift around the holidays 🎄🎄. Enjoy !!
P.S. (I totally forgot to post this recipe yesterday 😬😬. Today I’ll be posting two Christmas recipes. Oops!)
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Mini Cheesecakes with Sugared Pecans
16 (4 gifts of 4 cheesecakes)
1 c. finely crushed shortbread cookies
⅓ c. finely chopped pecans
½ c. coarsely chopped pecans
2 tbsp. light brown sugar
13 tsp. fine salt
½ tsp. fine salt
1 tbsp. butter
2 package cream cheese
1 c. granulated sugar
2 tbsp. flour
2 large eggs
1½ tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Meanwhile, line 16 standard muffin-tin cups with paper liners.
($3.50 for 60; layercakeshop.com) and set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together cookie crumbs, finely chopped pecans, brown sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Stir in melted butter until mixture resembles wet sand. Evenly divide among prepared muffin cups and press down to form a solid bottom layer. Bake until set, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together cream cheese and 3/4 cup granulated sugar until blended. Beat in flour and remaining salt. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Divide filling equally among the muffin cups. Bake until set, 16 to 18 minutes. Transfer pans to wire racks to cool completely, then refrigerate cheesecakes for at least 3 hours or up to overnight.
Meanwhile, oil a piece of parchment and set aside. In a small skillet over medium heat, stir coarsely chopped pecans and remaining sugar together until sugar melts and is bubbling, and nuts are coated. Transfer to prepared parchment; separate any nuts that are stuck together and let cool. Right before gifting, remove cheesecakes from refrigerator and top each with about 1 1/2 teaspoons candied pecans, to garnish.
Tips & Techniques
To Package: Place 4 cheesecakes in a 6 5/8-inch-diameter, 1 13⁄16-inch-high tin; place crumpled parchment between cheesecakes. Tie top of tin with tartan ribbon as shown before closing tin. Gift immediately.
Tin, $3.39; e-cookietins.com. For similar ribbon, $14.97 for 5 1/2 yards; 1 inch wide; tartan-ribbon.com.