Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes with Crumb Topping

Guys, I finally caved. Well, technically, my husband AND I caved. Thanks to a really good Target Cartwheel deal, we bought a Wii U and Mario Kart 8.

And it’s SO MUCH FUN.

Here is what was going through my head while playing:

Awww… Baby Peach and Baby Daisy are so cute.

WHAT THE HELL COWS! GET OUT OF MY WAY!

I know this is Mario Kart, but I wish I could play as Zelda. 

AAAAH! SOMEONE HIT ME WITH A TURTLE SHELL!

Oooh. A course that kinda looks like Sugar Rush. 

CRAP. THAT SUGAR RUSH COURSE IS HARD!

We can drive ON THE WALLS?! 

New goal: Just don’t come in last. 

HOLY CRAP THIS IS FUN. 

If you have the opportunity, I definitely recommend trying out Mario Kart 8. Even if you consider yourself a total noob and think you aren’t very good at video games (totally describing myself), it’s still worth playing. That game, just like these mini cheesecakes, is pretty sweet.

Photos by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes with Crumb Topping

Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • Filling
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup blueberry sauce or blueberry jam
  • Crumb Topping
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small cubes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners
  2. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Evenly divide and press mixture into muffin tin. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add sugar, flour, and almond extract, beating to combine. Add blueberry sauce and beat to combine. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  4. In another bowl, stir together oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add butter to mixture, combine using a fork or your fingers, and form little clumps.
  5. Spoon cream cheese mixture over graham cracker crust. Sprinkle crumb mixture over cream cheese mixture.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until set. Cool completely before serving.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

http://shinylifeblog.com/2014/07/14/blueberry-mini-cheesecakes/

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6 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to get a Wii U and Mario Kart 8! I’m particularly looking forward to getting Hyrule Warriors, so I can play as Zelda (and Impa, and Midna, and Fi, and ALL THE FEMALE ZELDA CHARACTERS I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY WITH).

    And those cheesecakes look delicious.

    1. Ha! I’ve never said that exact statement before but there was one time during a vacation where a cow was stopped in the middle of the road and we had to wait a few minutes for it to move. 🙂

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