A couple of days ago I woke up in the middle of the night craving cheesecake, which is weird because I have no idea where the craving came from. I hadn’t been talking about it and I don’t recall seeing anything about cheesecake anywhere. When you think about it, it’s really strange how you can just start caving something out of the blue and how you just aren’t satisfied until you get that one thing that you want.
Instead of going out to buy a whole cheesecake (as I have shamelessly done in the past) I decided to make one. Now, when I decided to make cheesecake my intentions were to make a whole cheesecake but somewhere in the process, my cheesecake turned into crustless cheesecake cups.
I’ve never really been a fan of “crust” of any kind (pie, cheesecake, etc) so I thought to myself, “why add something you don’t like and aren’t going to eat to a recipe just because it’s ‘supposed’ to part of it”, so, I nixed the crust. Then, I whipped up a filling and decided to bake it in individual ramekins. I definitely overfilled the ramekins so the cheesecake didn’t set properly. So back to the drawing board I went. The last time, I decided to make the same filling but nix the egg and just eat the filling on its own without baking it. Honestly, the filling by itself was exactly what I wanted. I spooned it into the ramekins, topped it with some crushed graham crackers and sliced mangos. I think from now on, this will be my “cheesecake” recipe when I want a quick and fast version. The recipe is so easy to make and you can really make it any flavor that you want. All you have to do is to puree some fruit and add it to the mixture. I can’t want to experiment with different flavors.
If you’re looking for something quick and easy, try out the recipe below.
Until Next Time!
1 1/5 brick of cream cheese 1/4 cup of sour cream
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla 1/2 cup of sugar
- Combine all ingredients using a mixer. Spoon into ramekins and enjoy.
Notes: Add in 1/4 cup of fruit puree to the mixture to make a flavored cheesecake. Depending on the consistency of the puree mixture, increase the amount of cream cheese in this recipe to maintain the thickness of the mixture.