Dessert

Red, White, and Blue Mini Cheesecakes

These no-bake mini marvels pack creamy goodness into every bite.

Yields

8 servings

Total Time

Prep Time

Ingredients

  • 2/3 of 1 (10.75 oz.) pkg. frozen poundcake thawed
  • 1/3 c. butter melted
  • 1 tsp. royal blue concentrated food coloring
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 c. confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 c. whipped topping
  • 1 (12 oz.) pkg. raspberries
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin

Instructions

Line baking sheet with parchment; top with eight 3"x2" ring molds. In food processor, grind cake into crumbs. Mix butter and coloring; stir into crumbs. Press into bottoms of molds. Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 cup topping; fold in remaining topping. Divide among molds. Cover; chill 1 hr.

Purée berries and remaining sugar; strain. Stir in 3/4 cup water. In microwave-safe bowl, stir gelatin into 1/4 cup water; let stand 5 min. Microwave 15 sec. or until liquid. Slowly whisk raspberry mixture into gelatin mixture. Cover; chill 1 hr. Divide among molds. Cover; chill 3 hrs. or until set. Run knife along inside edges of molds; remove. Garnish with whipped topping and berries.

This recipe originally appeared in our print magazine.

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