Mini Cheesecakes Crawling with Kiwi Flavor Zoom

Mini Cheesecakes Crawling with Kiwi Flavor Recipe

A cookie-crumb crust is topped with smooth, creamy cheesecake made with fresh cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and ? Vodka! A creepy, crawly kiwi reduction spiked with Tito?s Vodka, spills over these bite-sized cheesecake minis, making them a perfect Halloween treat.
Makes: Makes 24 mini cheesecakes.
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare mini muffin pans with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In small bowl, stir cookie crumbs and butter until well combined. Press about 1 teaspoon crumbs into bottom of mini muffin cavities. Bake 7-8 minutes or until fragrant. Cool completely.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until well combined. Add egg, 1 tablespoon vodka and vanilla; beat until well combined. Fill mini muffin cavities about 3/4 full with cheesecake batter.

Step 4

Bake 16-18 minutes or until centers of cheesecakes are set. Cool in pan on cooling grid 15 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edges of cheesecakes. Remove from pan; cool completely on grid.

Step 5

In small saucepan, whisk together cornstarch and remaining 2 tablespoons vodka until smooth. Add remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and pureed kiwi, stirring to combine. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils. Remove from heat; cool completely. Top cooled cheesecakes with kiwi sauce. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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chocolate cream sandwich cookies, crushed finely

10 chocolate cream sandwich cookies, crushed finely

butter, melted

2 tablespoons butter, melted

cream cheese, softened

12 ounces (1-1/2 packages) cream cheese, softened

granulated sugar, divided

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided


1 egg

Tito's Vodka, divided

3 tablespoons Tito's Vodka, divided


2 teaspoons cornstarch

ripe kiwi fruit, peeled and pureed

3 ripe kiwi fruit, peeled and pureed




Mini Muffin Pans

Mini Muffin Pans

large bowl

large bowl

small bowl

small bowl

Electric mixer

Electric mixer

Small saucepan

Small saucepan

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