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Individual No-Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Individual desserts in a glass are my favorite go to recipes when I am looking for something quick yet impressive to serve to my guests. The possibilities are really endless here. I have personally already made cream parfaits, yogurt parfaits, individual Banoffee pies, individual peanut butter pies and some strawberry cheesecakes in a glass too. Apart from the deliciousness, I have always loved the cute factor that these little treats possess.

With that said, I just knew that my fate was sealed when I noticed a recipe for a Nutella Cheesecake in the deep waters of the internet… and here’s the rest of the story…

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake recipe ingredients

The ingredients.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

1. To make the individual Nutella cheesecakes, first use a food processor (blender or rolling pin) to crush 12 Oreo cookies into crumbs.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter.

3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth. Add the vanilla and mix to combine. Whip the cream (8 ounces/230 ml) and using a rubber spatula, fold the cream in the Nutella mixture until well blended and no streaks remain. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.

4. Whip the remaining cream with about 3 tablespoons powdered sugar to use for the garnish.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

5. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes (I had just enough mixture for about 3 1.5-cup/300 ml glasses).

6. Evenly pipe the filling into the serving dishes.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

7. Garnish with with additional whipped cream, chocolate shavings and toasted, chopped hazelnuts.

8. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

And that’s it!

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Mmmm!
 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from mybakingaddiction.com. Yield: about 3 servings.)

 

Cookies And Cream Cheesecake

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

This cheesecake is one of those ‘extremely easy to prepare and extremely delicious’ cheesecakes that many of us are huge fans of, I am sure. Well, I definitely am.

The recipe uses Oreo cookies and a few very simple ingredients that you might even have on hand right now. And if you feel a little adventurous, you can try replacing the Oreo cookies with some cookies of a different kind and enjoy the result.

Here is how to make this delicious dessert…

 

cookies and cream cheesecake recipe ingredients

These are the ingredients that we need.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

1. First, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Spray a 9 x 2 1/2 inches (23 x 6 cm) springform pan with no-stick cooking spray or brush it with some vegetable oil.

2. Using a food processor, blender or rolling pin, crush 28 Oreo cookies into crumbs.

3. Place the crushed Oreos in a bowl. Melt the butter and pour it over the Oreo crumbs. Stir to coat all the cookie crumbs with butter.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

4. Pour the Oreo-butter mixture into the springform pan and press it into the pan to form the crust.

5. Bake the crust for about 7 minutes.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

6. Meanwhile, in the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract and mix until well blended.

7. Then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until just combined.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

8. Crumble about 8 Oreo cookies with your fingers and …

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

9. … add to the cheesecake mixture.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

10. Stir together to combine.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

11. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the cookie crust.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

12. Smoothen the batter and place in the oven for about 40 minutes, until the edges are set but the center is still slightly jiggly.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

13.Cool on a wire rack and then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

You will love this!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

Pure heaven!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

This is really delicious, my friends!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

You can additionally garnish your cheesecake with sweetened whipped cream, halved Oreos and even some fruit.

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This yummy recipe was adapted from www.bunsinmyoven.com).

 

Individual No-Bake Banoffee Pies (Banana Toffee Pies)

individual no-bake banoffee pies in a jar - recipe

Incredibly delicious!

That pretty much sums up my thoughts on this delicious dessert. Banana and toffee pies are simply amazing (btw, that’s where the name ‘banoffee’ comes from: banana + toffee = banoffee).

In fact, I did not even know I am such a big fan of banana and toffee combination! But now it’s clear to me – it is a flavor combo to die for.

In addition to being super-yummy, this simplified version of the classic Banoffee Pie is also no-bake, served in a jar and extremely quick to make. I am sure you will just love it!

And in case you’d like to prepare this lovely treat too, here is how…

 

no-bake individual banoffee pies in a glass - ingredients

We need these ingredients and 2 2-cup glasses or jars.

 

individual no-bake banoffee pies in a jar - recipe

Here’s all our ingredients nicely gathered, waiting to be turned into a heavenly treat.

 

individual no-bake banoffee pies recipe

Divide all the ingredients between two glasses/jars evenly…

1. Place the small biscuit chunks into a glass or jar.

 

individual no-bake banoffee pies recipe

2. Cover the chunks with sliced bananas.

 

individual no-bake banoffee pies recipe

3. Add the caramel.

If too thick, you might need to dilute it with a little bit of milk.

 

individual no-bake banoffee pies recipe

4. Whip the cream with the powdered sugar and dollop a few tablespoons on top of the bananas.

 

individual no-bake banoffee pies recipe

Just like this.

 

individual no-bake banoffee pies recipe

5. Finally, lay more sliced bananas on top.

6. And garnish with more caramel, chocolate topping and some grated chocolate if desired.

 

individual no-bake banoffee pies in a jar - recipe

And that’s it. So very simple. So very delicious.

Enjoy, dear friends.

Love,
Petra

(This heavenly recipe was adapted from awayofmind.blogspot.com. Makes 2 2-cup glasses/jars).

 

Mini Pavlovas With Cream Filling

mini pavlovas with cream recipe

Pavlovas – what a romantic way to name a dessert, isn’t it?

In fact, Pavlova, this beautiful and noble looking dessert is actually nothing else but meringue. Pure meringue, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, a kind of dessert which is super-simple to prepare.

Pavlovas can be made big or small. I went for the smaller, individual version this time and filled my meringue shells with wonderful, jam flavored whipped cream and delicious fresh fruit. Yum!

To make your own individual Pavlovas, just follow these simple step…
 

mini pavlovas ingredients

Here’s what you need.

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream recipe

1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

3. Whisk the egg whites with the salt until they’re holding firm peaks but are not stiff. Gently add in the sugar, spoonful after spoonful, still beating, until you have a bowl full of gleaming and satiny meringue. Sprinkle the cornflour, a few drops of vanilla and the vinegar on top and fold in to combine.

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream filling recipe

4. Spoon the meringue onto the lined baking sheets, creating 6 meringue circles per one sheet, using about 3 tablespoons of meringue mixture per one circle. Spread the circles to make them about 4 inches (10 cm) wide. Use the back of your teaspoon to make an indentation in the center of each circle to hold the cream and fruit later (it helps if the teaspoon has been dipped in water beforehand).

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream recipe

5. Put into the lower part of the oven, reduce the temperature to 300°F (150°C) and bake for 25 minutes (switch the baking sheets halfway through the baking process so that the meringue shells placed on the top baking sheet don’t get too brown). Turn the oven off and leave them in for about 35 minutes, then take out of the oven to cool.

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream filling recipe

6. In the meantime, you can prepare your fruit (cut it if necessary). You can also prepare the cream filling.

To prepare the cream filling, whip the cream until stiff. Then add the sour cream and the jam and mix to combine. Add powdered sugar to taste. Easy! And oh-so-good!

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream recipe

7. Fill the cooled meringue shells with the cream and and garnish with fruit. Finally dust with powdered sugar.

 
 

mini pavlovas with cream recipe

Enjoy, dear friends! This is really good!

Love,
Petra

(This recipe was inspired by Nigella Lawson‘s Mini Pavlovas. Makes: 12 Mini Pavlovas.)