Dana's Eyeball Cheesecakes Recipe
If you happen to be in a hurry, you can use a tube of store-bought red gel frosting (found on the baking aisle next to the frosting), to make the bloodshot squiggles, but Junket Danish Dessert, which is a red jelled pudding, makes them more flavorful. Kiwi slices form the iris of the eyes, and chocolate covered raspberries form the pupils. I think the chocolate raspberries are too big for the pupils, so I just stick a semi-sweet chocolate chip in the middle of the kiwi instead. It's faster, but of course, doesn't taste as good, so it's your choice.
36 Miniature Cheesecakes
36 vanilla wafer cookies
3 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or lemon extract
1 cup sour cream
2 cups sour cream
2/3 cup sugar
Raspberry flavored Danish Dessert, or red gel frosting
36 slices kiwi fruits
36 semi-sweet chocolate chips, or chocolate covered raspberries
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Line 3 12-cup muffin pans with Halloween themed or other fancy liners.
- Place a vanilla wafer in each liner.
- Place the cream cheese, eggs, flour, sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of a food processor; process until smooth.
- Add the sour cream and pulse until smooth. (Alternately, beat the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until smooth.)
- Scoop a scant 1/4 cup batter into each of the muffin cups.
- Bake 30-40 minutes or until the middles are set.
- Remove from the oven, cool on racks, and chill until serving.
- Assembly: Make the topping by mixing the sour cream and sugar.
- Spread each of the cheesecakes with the mixture and smooth the tops.
- Pipe red squiggles with the Danish Dessert or red gel starting from the center to the edges to resemble bloodshot eyes.
- Place a kiwi slice in the center, and top with a chocolate chip or raspberry.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until serving.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 112
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 47% Protein 6% Carb. 47%
Nutrient Amount per Cheesecake
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Sodium 83 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 10 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 124% Calcium 0% Iron 4%
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