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Sugared Cranberry Cheesecake Bites

How would you like a dessert that has a beautiful display of color and wonderful flavor? A dessert that is a great idea to share with friends and family. These Sugared Cranberry Cheesecake Bites may become a favorite and will be a great addition for any occasion.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy mini cheesecakes
Servings: 12
Author: Jill


  • 1 large piping bag with a star tip


Graham Cracker Crust

  • ¾ C graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar
  • ¼ C unsalted butter melted

Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 - 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ C sugar
  • ½ C sour cream
  • ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs

Sugared Cranberries

  • 2 c fresh Cranberries
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C water
  • ¾ C sugar to roll cranberries in

Fresh Whipped Cream

  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • ½ C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Directions
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  • Using a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until combined
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop the crust into the cupcake liners
  • Using a flat bottomed round cup, press the cup into the crust to make a firm crust
  • Set aside


  • Using a hand mixer, beat together the sugar and cream cheese until combined and smooth
  • Beat in the sour cream, vanilla, and salt until combined
  • Beat in 1 egg at a time until combined
  • Scoop 2 ½  tbsp of the cheesecake mixture into the crust
  • Bake in the oven for 17-22 minutes or until the edges are firm and a really light golden brown starts to form
  • Allow the cheesecakes to cool for a few hours in the fridge

Sugared Cranberries

  • Using a small pot, combine the 1 C sugar and 1 C water and bring to a slow simmer, whisking until the sugar has completely dissolved
  • Carefully pour the cranberries into the sugared water mixture and completely coat the cranberries
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the cranberries from the water and place onto a cookie sheet
  • Allow sitting for 15 minutes
  • Pour the ¾ C of sugar into a bowl
  • Spoon a few of the cranberries at a time into the sugar
  • Toss the cranberries into the sugar completely coating them
  • Remove from the sugar and place into a bowl

Fresh Whipped Cream

  • Using a medium bowl, beat together all ingredients until stiff peaks form
  • Scoop into the piping bag
  • Pipe dollops on top of the cheesecakes
  • Carefully place a few of the sugared cranberries on top
  • Enjoy!