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Mini Cranberry Cheesecake

MINI CRANBERRY CHEESECAKE is the perfect sweet treat this holiday season! Simple crustless cheesecakes topped off with my homemade cranberry sauce! 

A close up of a mini cranberry cheesecake

I’m a total sucker for a good mini cheesecake recipe. I mean, they’re the PERFECT low carb treat and they’re so darn easy to make! 

This time of year totally calls for cranberry cheesecake.

Fresh cranberries are easy to find in the fall and winter and making a simple cranberry sauce only takes about 10 minutes! It’s the perfect sweet and tart topping for these keto mini cheesecakes!

Plus, cheesecakes are super simple to make low carb and they keep in the fridge for 4-5 days! Love it!

Several mini cranberry cheesecakes on a table.

How to make keto mini cheesecakes: 

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To make the cheesecake, you’ll want to start with room temperature cream cheese. This is important. If your cream cheese is too cold, it won’t properly blend and you’ll end up with little chunks in your cheesecake. 

Those little chunks will taste just fine, but they don’t look super appetizing.

I like to use a mixer to make these cheesecakes. Beat together the cream cheese, sweetener, eggs, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Don’t overbeat your batter – just get it all combined and creamy.

I use and recommend Lakanto Monkfruit for the sweetener. It’s an all-natural blend of monkfruit and erythritol and I find that it leaves no funky aftertaste. 

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low carb cheesecake batter

I like to use a large cookie scoop to get the perfect portion of cheesecake batter and scoop it right into a standard muffin tin lined with papers. 

These bake in about 20 minutes and then chill for a few hours.

Once the cheesecakes are cool, top them off with my keto cranberry sauce.

If you don’t make a batch of my keto mini cheesecake for the holidays, you’re seriously missing out! 

A close up of a mini cheesecake topped with cranberries

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Mini Cranberry Cheesecake

These keto mini cheesecakes get topped off with my homemade cranberry sauce!

Yield 12 cheesecakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Beat together the cream cheese and eggs until smooth.
  3. Add the sweetener and vanilla to the cream cheese mixture and mix until smooth and creamy. Do not overmix.
  4. Pour the batter evenly between the 12 muffin wells.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until just slightly jiggly in the center.
  6. Cool completely on the counter before transferring to the refrigerator for 4 hours to chill.
  7. When cheesecake is completely cooled, spoon cranberry sauce evenly over the tops. 

Notes

Be sure your cream cheese is at room temperature or you'll end up with a lumpy cheesecake.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 12 cheesecakes Serving Size: 1 cheesecake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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23 thoughts on “Mini Cranberry Cheesecake”

  1. Love this recipe, I made them for Thanksgiving and they were a hit! I was thinking of making a batch for Christmas, but add cocoa powder and make them chocolate with no cranberry sauce. Should I add more sweetener to compensate for the cocoa?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Lidia! I haven’t experimented with this one using cocoa powder yet, so I’m not sure what changes you’d need to make to the recipe, unfortunately.

  2. Hello! Super excited to give these a go!
    I am curious as though how the nutrition info would change if the cranberry sauce is taken out. I very much so dislike cranberry, so just wondering haha!

  3. Lori Jarvis

    Look great still warm. I don’t care for fruity stuff so I put some white chocolate chips – keto of course- on top. Thanks for the recipe!!!

  4. What’s your thoughts on dabbing in a small amount of cranberry sauce and swirling before baking? Do you think it would increase the baking time or just watch around the recipe time and adjust based on the “jiggle” πŸ™‚
    I really NEED a cheesecake in my life that tastes like the ‘leaded’ version. Hoping you’re my saving grace!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Mel! I think it would be fine to swirl in a bit of sauce. I’d probably puree the cranberry sauce so it’s totally smooth though. And yes, just watch for the jiggle…shouldn’t really affect bake time though. πŸ™‚

  5. I followed your recipe to a T, but mine all fell after I took them out of the oven. Thoughts?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Virginia! It likely just means they were overmixed a bit and too much air was incorporated into the batter. It’s pretty normal for them to sink a bit though. πŸ™‚

  6. Roxana Lopez

    These look delicious! And I love the idea of creating single servings for holiday gatherings. I do have one question: I’m not understanding how 4 carbs minus 0 fiber comes out to 2 net carbs. Am I missing something in the calculation? Thanks for clarifying.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Roxana! Good catch on the nutrition! I just reran the numbers and it’s actually 3 total carbs, 2g sugar, and 3 net carbs. I’m not sure what happened the first time around or how I missed it. But thanks! πŸ™‚

  7. Can you use sugar free jam as a topping? I don’t like cranberry sauce? Or make your own take strawberries put in a food processor and add sweetener ?

  8. Thanks for having our low carb backs at Thanksgiving Karly! Hope you and yours enjoy all the wonderful food that will be on your table!

  9. Dear Karly,
    So love your recipes but would really appreciate a carb and calorie count on them.
    I am 71 and been told by my doctor I need to stick to a low carb high protein diet of 1200 calories.
    I would be so grateful.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Jacqueline! All of my recipes have nutrition info at the bottom of the recipe card. πŸ™‚

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Peg! I really don’t know…I don’t use Stevia myself. I’m not sure if 1 teaspoon would be sweet enough (doesn’t seem like enough) or how the texture would be without more sweetener in there.

  10. Love your crustless cheesecake! I was thinking of making them in small fancy canning jars, and give them to family members to take on the journey home. The jars are 1/2 pint size. Do you think the cook time would be extended by much?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Lyla! Cute idea! You could still use the same amount of filling per jar as you do per muffin tin and the bake time would be the same. Alternately, increase the filling a bit along with the bake time. It’ll really just depend on how much you use. Just keep an eye on them and watch for them to be just slightly jiggly in the center.

  11. Maggie Martin

    55 stars!
    Ummm, what is leftover cranberry sauce?? I have never had leftover, it all gets eaten…

    Thanks Karly, I’m making these today, just for a test run you understand…

    Maggie

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