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The Perfect Classic Cheesecake Bites

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

Cheesecake is one of my daughters favorite desserts. Since she loves this dessert and a whole cheesecake is wasted, I made the recipe for smaller individual servings or portion control. Plus any leftovers can be frozen for future usage.

Classic Cheesecake Bites


1 ½ cups graham crackers crumbs (around 2 sleeves)

1 Tbsp sugar

1/3 cup melted butter

2 packages cream cheese (8 oz packages), softened

2 packages Neufchatel cream cheese (8 oz packages), softened

1 cup sugar

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1 Tbsp lemon zest


Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 3 Tbsp sugar together. Scoop 1 Tbsp of cracker mixture into each cup or cupcake holder. Tip #1: Do not cook the mixture.

Beat both cream cheese and 1 cup sugar together until well blended. Add sour cream and mix until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time and mixing on low until blended. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest with blending until mixed. Pour the mixture over the graham cracker.

Bake 15-18 minutes or until center is almost set.

Tip #2: Cook in the middle of the oven.

Tip #3: Place a place of hot water in the bottom rack and add the cheesecakes in a rack above the hot water. The moisture from the water helps keep the mixture creamy.

Remove from the oven and cool for at least 30 minutes. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Add your favorite toppings or eat plain.

Here are the step by step instructions:

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