I think I have professed my love of cheesecake before – but just to reassure you – I REALLY love cheesecake.
My husband and I went to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate our birthdays – and we each picked a slice.
I, of course, went straight for the turtle cheesecake. There’s just something about the delicious combo of fudge, caramel, pecans, and cheesecake.
I was having withdrawals when I came across Camille’s post for Mini Cherry Cheesecakes, and I knew I could make mini turtle ones.
I added an Oreo crust and topped them with the classic “turtle” taste. And like the mini cherry cheesecakes, I bet you can’t eat just one.
can i make these in a regular muffin tin?
You could definitely make these cheesecakes in a regular muffin tin. We used a mini muffin tin, but these would work just as well in a regular muffin tin.
You will need to adjust the cooking temperature and and time, since it is a little bigger. We recommend cooking them at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the centers do not jiggle when you give the pan a small shake.
do these freeze well?
These cheesecakes do freeze extremely well. I recommend freezing the cheesecakes without the toppings and caramel and chocolate syrup.
To freeze, place them in an airtight container, and make sure they are laid evenly in the freezer, not at a slant.
They will be good in the freezer for about 2 weeks.
To thaw, place them in the fridge for about 12-24 hours. You will then want to top them with the caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, and nuts.
We do not recommend freezing them with the toppings. They just won’t look as great, or have as good of a texture.
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Mini Turtle Cheesecakes Recipe
- 18 oreos finely crushed
- 3 Tablespoons butter melted
- 16 ounces cream cheese 2 ( 8 ounce) packages, softened
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ cup pecan halves
- 1 cup fudge topping
- 1 cup caramel topping
- 48 mini muffin liners
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine crushed Oreos and melted butter, and press mixture in the bottom of each liner.
- In another bowl mix together cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice until light and fluffy. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into each liner, filling it almost to the top.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Let cool completely, and then refrigerate for at least an hour. Top each with pecan halves, and drizzle with fudge and caramel toppings.
- Mini Muffin Tin
- Mini Muffin Liners
- Medium Mixing Bowl (2)
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