Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake Minis: Tropical Treat

Sweet, tangy, and utterly delicious! These Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake Minis are just what you need to add a spark to your dessert game!

Introduction

These delightful minis blend the tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut in a creamy cheesecake that’s easy to love and even easier to make. Born from a love of tropical flavors and the desire to create bite-sized treats that can be enjoyed anytime, these cheesecake minis are a fusion of textures and tastes that promise to transport you straight to paradise.

Ingredients

To prepare these comforting Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake Minis, you’ll need:

Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake Minis
Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake Minis
  • For the Crust:
    • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • For the Filling:
    • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup coconut milk
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple
  • For the Topping:
    • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
    • 1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes
    • 1/4 cup condensed milk

Consider substituting the cream cheese with a dairy-free alternative for those with dietary restrictions, noting that it may alter the texture slightly.

How to Make Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake Minis

Follow these steps to create your own delicious minis:

  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • Mix crushed graham crackers with melted butter. Press into the bottoms of a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners.
  2. Cheesecake Filling:
    • Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Blend in coconut milk, sour cream, and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in chopped pineapple.
    • Pour the filling over the crusts in the muffin tin.
  3. Baking:
    • Bake at 325°F (165°C) for 22-25 minutes, or until set.
    • Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  4. Prepare the Topping:
    • Top each mini cheesecake with diced pineapple and a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes. Drizzle with condensed milk before serving.

Helpful Tips

  • Ensure all ingredients, especially the cream cheese and eggs, are at room temperature to achieve a smooth, lump-free filling.

Cooking Tips

  • For a more intense coconut flavor, consider using coconut extract in the filling or replacing some of the sour cream with additional coconut milk.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these minis as a delightful dessert at your next gathering or as a sweet treat after dinner. They pair wonderfully with a cup of strong coffee or a glass of chilled dessert wine.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I make these cheesecakes vegan?
    • Yes, use vegan cream cheese and a plant-based milk alternative. Adjust the amount of sweetener as some vegan substitutes are less sweet than their dairy counterparts.
  2. How long do these cheesecake minis last in the fridge?
    • Properly stored in an airtight container, they can last up to 5 days.
  3. Can I freeze these cheesecakes?
    • Absolutely! Freeze them without the topping for up to 3 months. Add the topping after thawing.

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

  • Calories: 280
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Potassium: 150mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Vitamin A: 10% DV
  • Vitamin C: 5% DV
  • Calcium: 5% DV
  • Iron: 5% DV

These minis are not only delicious but also provide a decent amount of protein and Vitamin A, making them a somewhat guilt-free treat when enjoyed in moderation.

Storage and Leftovers

  • Refrigerate: Keep the cheesecake minis in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Reheat: Not applicable; these are best enjoyed chilled.

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Conclusion

We hope you enjoy making and indulging in these Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake Minis as much as we do. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different toppings or mix-ins, and share your delightful variations with us. Dive into the flavor and let us know how your mini cheesecakes turn out!

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Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake Minis: Tropical Treat

Pineapple Coconut Cheesecake Minis: Tropical Treat


  • Author: Maria

Description

These delightful minis blend the tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut in a creamy cheesecake that’s easy to love and even easier to make. Born from a love of tropical flavors and the desire to create bite-sized treats that can be enjoyed anytime, these cheesecake minis are a fusion of textures and tastes that promise to transport you straight to paradise.


Ingredients

Scale
  • For the Crust:
    • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • For the Filling:
    • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup coconut milk
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple
  • For the Topping:
    • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
    • 1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes
    • 1/4 cup condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • Mix crushed graham crackers with melted butter. Press into the bottoms of a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners.
  2. Cheesecake Filling:
    • Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Blend in coconut milk, sour cream, and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in chopped pineapple.
    • Pour the filling over the crusts in the muffin tin.
  3. Baking:
    • Bake at 325°F (165°C) for 22-25 minutes, or until set.
    • Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  4. Prepare the Topping:
    • Top each mini cheesecake with diced pineapple and a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes. Drizzle with condensed milk before serving.

Notes

  • Ensure all ingredients, especially the cream cheese and eggs, are at room temperature to achieve a smooth, lump-free filling.

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