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Mini Mulino Bianco Cheesecakes

Yields1 ServingPrep Time2 hrs 20 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time2 hrs 45 mins

These cheesecake minis are the perfect Valentine's Day treat. Made with Mulino Bianco Cuoricini and Pan di Stelle Cookies, they have a chocolately cookie crust, with a heart shaped top! Make your Valentine's Day even sweeter with these mini treats.
Serves: 8

Mini Mulino Bianco Cheesecakes

For the crust:
 1 bag of Pan di Stelle Cookies
 ½ cup cup walnuts or pecan
 2 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For the Cheesecake Filling:
 8 oz full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
 ¼ cup granulated sugar
 ¼ cup full-fat sour cream, at room temperature
 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
 1 large egg
For the Topping
 8 Mulino Bianco Cuoricini cookies
 1 pt fresh strawberries, rinsed, patted dry and sliced
 Drizzle of Colavita Balsamic Glaze
 Whipped Cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-count muffin pan with 8 liners. You could skip the liners and grease the cups with a little Colavita olive oil, but the liners make for an easy release.

Make the Crust:

Combine all of the crust ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until a sandy texture is achieved. Firmly press 2 tablespoons of crust mixture into each liner.

Make the Filling:

Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar together on medium-high speed in a large bowl until the mixture is smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.


Add the sour cream, vanilla extract, and lemon juice then beat until fully combined.


On medium speed, add the egg and beat just until combined. Batter will be thick.


Divide the batter between all the liners.


Bake at 350°F until the edges are set and the centers only slightly jiggle, about 18-20 minutes.


Set the pan on a wire rack and allow cheesecakes to cool at room temperature for 15 minutes, then transfer to the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day. If chilling for longer than 2 hours, loosely cover the cheesecakes.

To Assemble:

Remove the mini cheesecake from its wrapper and place on a dessert plate.


Top with sliced strawberries, and place a dollop of whipped cream to one side.


Place one Cuoricini into the whipped cream dollop.


Drizzle the Colavita Balsamic Glaze over the top.