Low Sugar Mini Snack Cheesecake
If you love cheesecake, especially baked cheese cakes, why not try these? You can choose whatever topping you want. I have tried lots of different fruit compotes but this one is one of my favourites: Yellow Plum Mini Cheesecakes. There are lots of recipes out there for mini cheese cakes, but mine is lower in sugar than most and lower in fat. Apologies for the awful photo, it doesn’t do these justice.
8 paper muffin holders
5 digestive biscuits
1 tsp honey
250g low fat (5% or less) cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp cornflour
Topping example: Yellow plum compote
2 ripe yellow plums
To make the Cheesecake
Put the egg, sugar, cornflour and vanilla into a bowl and whisk until light and fluffy. Add in cream cheese and whisk until a thick white consistency. Leave to rest at room temperature whilst you make the cheesecake base.
To make the base, crush the biscuits until a fine crumb and then add the honey and mix together. Line the paper muffin cups with digestive biscuit and press in firmly.
Pour the cheesecake mixture on top of the biscuit base and then bake in the centre of the oven for 25 mins. Once finished, place them on a cooling rack before adding your topping.
To make the Topping
Slice the yellow plums into segments of equal size. Add100ml water and sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Wait for it to thicken to the consistency of a soup-like liquid. Add the plums to soften. Let it cool for 10 mins before adding to the dessert. You can add a 2 tsp of light brown sugar is you have a sweet tooth.
This is a really simply and delicious recipe. Enjoy! Remember to let me know if you try this out and what your thoughts are.