Home · Recipes · Cheesecakes Mini Cheesecake Brûlée Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Aug 5, 2013Updated: Sep 15, 2023 View Recipe34 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Two desserts combine combined into one bite sized treat. These mini cheesecake brûlée bites are great for parties and celebrations! Why Make Mini Cheesecake Bites No one needs a big slice of cheesecake. Appropriate sized mini cheesecake bites will do just fine! Cheesecake is a universally loved dessert. Nearly every cuisine has some version of a baked or steamed cake made with soft cheese. The most common cheesecakes in America are made with cream cheese. Other variations use ricotta, mascarpone cheese, or Greek yogurt. This bite sized cheesecake that combines forces with delicious caramelized sugar! Cheesecake and crème brûlée are two quintessential desserts that everyone should know how to make.They are both very simple and sure crowd pleasers. What makes crème brûlée the”perfect” dessert? In culinary school, crème brûlée was always refered to as the “perfect” dessert because of its simplicity and its varying textures and flavors. It has everything you could want in a dessert. The cream filling is smooth, silky, and sweet. The brunt sugar crust is crisp with a light bitterness to complement the sweet filling. Crème brûlée is a timeless dessert that has become a standard at restaurants and is often associated with special occasions and romantic dinners. New to crème brûlée? This slow cooker crème brûlée is a great introduction to cooking this classic dessert. Assemble Mini Cheesecakes Divide graham cracker mixture among the cheesecake pan. Use a tamper to pack the crust into the mold. Mix together the cheesecake filling. Pour filling into prepared cheesecake pans. Bake! Cool to room temperature, then keep chilled in the fridge until ready to brulee and serve. When you combine cheesecake and crème brûlée together, the results are amazing, delicious, and addicting! How to Brûlée Blot surface with paper towel to remove any moisture. Sprinkle a layer of granulated sugar over surface. Use a kitchen torch to gently burn and caramelize the sugar. You can pretty much brûlée anything! From donuts to rice pudding and more, you can transform a plain dessert into something with more depth and dimension. Serving Suggestions Cheesecake can be baked ahead of time. Cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 48 hours. Depending on the temperature and humidity of your fridge, the surface of the cheesecake may form condensation. If this happens, gently bloat with paper towel. Add sugar and brûlée top of cheesecake just before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. NOTE: The brûlée top will melt in the fridge. More Cheesecake Recipes Coffee Mousse Cheesecake Basque Cheesecake Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Cheesecake Brûlée Combine two desserts in one bite sized treat! Mini cheesecakes are topped with sugar and caramelized until golden. Yield: makes 20 mini cheesecakes Prep Time: 20 minutes minutesCook Time: 20 minutes minutesChill Time: 1 hour hourTotal Time: 1 hour hour 40 minutes minutes Servings: 20 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Equipment12 cavity mini cheesecake mold pankitchen torch Ingredients12 full graham cracker sheets, about 1 ½ cups ground⅓ cup toasted pecans, ground⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled16 oz cream cheese, room temp¼ cup sour cream, room temp¾ cup granulated sugar2 large eggs, room temp1 large egg yolk, room temp2 teaspoon vanilla paste, or vanilla extract¼ teaspoon kosher saltgranulated sugar, as needed to brûlée tops Instructions In a food processor, pulse together graham crackers and pecans until finely ground. Transfer to a medium bowl and add melted butter. Fold to combine. Divide among mini cheesecake molds. I used a rounded tablespoon of crust for each cheesecake. Use a spoon or tamper to pack crust into mold. Set aside.Preheat oven to 325°F. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add cream cheese and sour cream. Beat on low speed until smooth. Slowly add sugar while the machine is still on low. Add eggs and yolk, one at a time. Scrape down bowl as needed to ensure throughout mixing. Add vanilla paste and sea salt and mix until combined. Evenly divide cheesecake filling among molds.Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cheesecake may puff up slightly, but will flatten out once cooled. Let baked cheesecake cool to room temperature, then transfer to fridge to chill. Let cheesecake chill for at an hour.Remove from molds and sprinkle tops generously with granulated sugar. Using a kitchen torch, gently burn the sugar. Serve and enjoy! NotesStorage & Leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. NOTE: The brûlée top will melt in the fridge. Bake Cheesecake Ahead of Time: Cheesecake can be baked ahead of time. Cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 48 hours. Depending on the temperature and humidity of your fridge, the surface of the cheesecake may form condensation. If this happens, gently bloat with paper towel. Add sugar and brûlée top of cheesecake just before serving. I use this mini cheesecake mold and I recommend this kitchen torch. Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: DessertCuisine: American, FrenchKeyword: mini cheesecake, mini dessert, brulee cheesecake Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.