Mini Guava Cheesecakes Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget Updated

Mini Guava Cheesecakes will make your guests so impressed. Sweet, tangy, and completely amazing!

For Christmas I received a mini cheesecake pan. I adore cheesecake (who doesn’t?) and I happen to believe that food tastes better when it’s tiny.

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That might be purely psychological, but nevertheless I was eager to put my new pan to use!

Plain cheesecake is amazing, of course, but it’s even better when dressed up. There are so many flavors, so many different types of crust… the options are literally endless!

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You can even use different types of cheese, which I may have to share with you all sometime, but in the end I settled upon classic cream cheese for the inaugural bake.

More often than not, my thoughts turn to Puerto Rican food. One of my all-time favorite meals is a bowl of Puerto Rican rice and beans. But when it comes to dessert, guava fruit is a popular flavor in the Caribbean.

It’s a really simple ingredient to work with. For example, only guava paste and puff pastry are needed to make pastellitos (guava puffs) and they’re absolutely gorgeous!

Mini Guava Cheesecakes Image

Guava is often paired with cream cheese since the sweetness complements the tang so beautifully.

So I decided to drizzle some on top of my mini guava cheesecakes for a burst of flavor and pop of color. Aren’t they adorable?

If you don’t have guava paste (available in Hispanic markets), you can also use guava preserves, or the preserves of your choice. Strawberry and raspberry jam are favorites, but pineapple would be a delicious tropical twist!

Mini Guava Cheesecakes Pic

I absolutely love my mini cheesecake pan! The bottoms pop out so the cheesecakes are easy to remove. They’re also the perfect portion size. Highly recommend getting one.

If you don’t have a mini cheesecake pan, don’t worry! You can still make these in a cupcake pan.

I recommend lining the cupcake pan with paper liners for easy removal of the cheesecakes.

Mini Guava Cheesecakes

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Mini Guava Cheesecakes Recipe

      12 Servings

Ingredients

For the Crust:
  • 1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs, about 5 crackers
  • 4 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
For the Cheesecake:
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
For the Swirl:
  • 6 teaspoons Guava Paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a mini cheesecake pan with 12 wells, or line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. For the crust, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Press a heaping tablespoon into the bottom of each cup and tamp down firmly.
  3. In a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the egg, cream and vanilla; mix on low speed until combined. Evenly divide the mixture among the cheesecake pan.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, warm the guava paste until melted, but not hot. Add lemon juice to thin it out and stir to combine.
  5. Place a half teaspoon of guava paste on each cheesecake and swirl with a toothpick. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or just until set. Let cool on a wire rack before removing from pan, then chill cheesecakes thoroughly before serving.

Notes

  • You can also use guava preserves or preserves of choice in place of guava paste.

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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 95 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 97
Calories 171

% Daily Value*
19%
Total Fat 12g
23%
  Saturated Fat 5g
3%
Sodium 63mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 7g
5%
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!