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Cheesecake Minis with Strawberry Balsamic Mint Topping

Cheesecake Minis with Strawberry Balsamic Mint Topping

I’ve had a love affair with cheesecake practically my whole life, but, would you believe this is my first time ever making cheesecake? It is my absolute favorite dessert, hands down, but for some reason I’ve always left the cheesecake making up to everyone else.

I should have known that once I actually made cheesecake for the first time, it’d be a dangerous thing. And of course, in making cheesecake, I knew if I turned to the Philadelphia Cream Cheese, who has been making America’s favorite cream cheese since 1872, I would be thrilled with my results. Now that I know how easy these Philadelphia Cheesecake Minis are, I won’t likely be stopped!

Cheesecake Minis with Strawberry Balsamic Mint Toppint

The challenge I accepted from the folks at Philadelphia Cream Cheese was to create a cheesecake topping that would be worthy of their iconic silver packaged product. I, along with a group of talented bloggers, was asked to share in a virtual recipe swap , bringing our Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cheesecake creations together in one fantastic roundup.

Together, we are “Bringing Out the Silver” and sharing our best cheesecake recipe creations with you! Make sure to check out the incredible recipes over on their blogs:

Bake or Break | Buns in My Oven | Cookies and Cups | Hoosier Homemade | Shugary Sweets | Damn Delicious |Brown Eyed Baker | In Katrina’s Kitchen

Mini Cheesecakes topped with Strawberry Balsamic Mint

My recipe was inspired by one of my favorite, simple, yet “Bring Out the Silver” worthy desserts….chopped strawberries with balsamic vinegar and mint over ice cream. I simply took that topping and replaced the ice cream with the classic Philadelphia Cream Cheese Mini Cheesecake Recipe.

If you haven’t experienced the flavors of balsamic vinegar and strawberries, you must. I know it may sound strange to some of you, but it is one of my favorite flavor combinations around. I really think you’ll love this recipe!

Make sure to check out www.creamcheese.com for more great cheesecake recipes. I know that’s where you’ll find me now that my cheesecake training wheels are off! Enjoy!

Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar Mint Topping

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar Mint Topping

An amazing mixture of fresh strawberries, balsamic vinegar and mint - ideal for cheesecake, ice cream, pound cake and more!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 5 mint leaves, washed and chopped

Instructions

  1. Place the strawberries in a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and mint leaves. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  2. Use as a topping for Philadelphia Cheesecake Minis, ice cream, pound cake and more!
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Disclosure: I have been compensated by Philadelphia Cream Cheese to create and photograph a recipe as part of their Bring Out the Silver promotion. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Comments

  1. balsamic mint!
    oh what a great combo!
    I know you’re loving your sun right now.
    Can you believe we had a snowstorm yesterday, and today is the first day of spring AND
    tomorrow we are having another snowstorm!
    Make it stop!

  2. These are so pretty, Kristen! Love the balsamic strawberries!

  3. These cheesebites are perfect morsels of deliciousness! I love the combo of strawberries and balsamic!!

  4. Wow, what a tasty looking strawberry. It will be on my menu soon. Great work!!. It is so fun to find new blogs that are full of delicious dishes. Thanks for sharing :-) Keep Rocking!!

  5. These look great and very perfect for the Easter table too!

  6. Strawberries macerated in balsamic vinegar is pretty much one of my most favorite things to eat. Ever. And then you put it over cheesecake. GENIUS.

  7. Beautiful cheesecakes! You’re not going to be able to stop yourself from making cheesecakes now :)

  8. OH MY GOODNESS YUMMMMMMMMMMMM

  9. You’ve done yourself (and that iconic silver package) proud with your first attempt at cheesecake. Love the mini’s and love the sound of the topping. So pretty!

  10. Love this and the flavor combo, beautiful, Kristen!

  11. What an easy recipe. I bet you could pass these off as homemade at a dinner party! I love strawberries and balsamic, it’s one of my favorite sweet and savory combos. Delightful!

  12. They look delicious! Gotta give these babies a try:)

  13. These are gorgeous! Love the flavor combination!

  14. You are genius, and these are just too pretty!!

  15. I’m like you, always loved cheesecake, but never made it until about a year or so ago – now the girls bug me to make it all the time. I’ll have to make these for them, they look so simple and yummy!!

  16. I never think to put balsamic vinegar on dessert but it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz@HoosierHomemade

  17. Gorgeous! I love the topping flavors!

  18. Beautiful presentation, I had not seen a recipe using balsamic vinegar on fruit,, but it makes sense cause with its sweetness and would add great flavor, I love a good balsamic.

  19. Love balsamic with strawberries, but I always dump it on ice cream. Cheesecake is clearly a winner.

  20. I’m pretty sure strawberries, balsamic vinegar & mint were made to go together…..what an amazing combination!

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