It is THE season for cranberries and these No-Bake Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes are the perfect way to celebrate!
I pretty much enjoy cranberry everything during the festive season. So, this recipe is dedicated to all those cranberry-lovers out there.
Plus, these cranberry cheesecakes are easy to make!
This recipe comes together quickly because of the simplicity of ingredients.
Tart, bright cranberries are the perfect fruit for these cheesecakes.
My personal favourite as the smooth layer, mascarpone cheese pairs just beautifully with the cranberries.
Provide the crunch and act at the crust in this recipe.
What I love about this recipe is once the ingredients are prepared, the cheesecakes can be made as you see fit.
Layer in whichever way you choose!
No-Bake Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes
Individual no-bake mini cranberry cheesecakes are an easy, make-ahead dessert celebrating cranberries! These cranberry cheesecake's are a lovely way to enjoy the festive season.
- 2 cups frozen cranberries
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- zest of half an orange
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 12 graham crackers
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese about a 275g container
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp icing sugar
In a medium saucepan add cranberries, water, nutmeg and orange zest and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Once boiling, turn to medium-low and keep at a simmer for about 10-12 minutes or until cranberries reduce to a jam-like consistency, stirring occasionally. Once done, remove from heat and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, crush graham crackers into small pieces. To crackers add melted butter and sugar, stir to combine and set aside.
In another small mixing bowl, add mascarpone cheese, milk and icing sugar and stir together until combined.
To assemble, start with a layer of graham crackers mixture at the bottom of a small glass, followed by some of the mascarpone mixture and then the cranberry sauce. Continue layering, splitting ingredients between the 4 small glasses. You'll probably have about 2-3 tablespoons of cranberry jam per cheesecake and about a 1/4 cup of mascarpone cheese. Top with a few cranberries to garnish and enjoy!
**Make these ahead of time, cover and store in the fridge and take out about 30 minutes before eating.
**This recipe is easily doubled so you can serve a larger group if needed.
You can make these ahead of time, chill in the fridge and then you’re set for dessert.
I love the combination of ingredients: the tartness of the cranberries pair nicely with the mascarpone cheese and crunch of the graham crackers.
These desserts are perfect for the festive season; and I love the mini presentation!
You’ll want to dig right in.
Looking for more cranberry recipes?? Check out my my favourite holiday recipes!
Until the next cooking adventure,
Those little cakes are so pretty! I like how easy to assemble this recipe is. It will make the Christmas dessert so much easier. I always make cheesecake but it can be a hassle. This is a great idea.
Thanks so much Trish! Always trying to keep recipes delicious but make them a bit easier for sure. Glad you like this idea; hope you had a lovely Christmas!
Love how easy this is and how festive they look…a holiday dessert that doesn’t consume a whole bunch of time!
Thanks for the recipe love Lisa! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season & enjoyed this dessert!
I love this, Jessica! Such a lovely, delicious, and festive dessert. But so simple, too. Pinning. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the recipe love Colleen! I’m so happy to hear you’re looking forward to making this; you’re so right, it’s so simple and festive!