Cheese Tarts

Mini Cheesecakes

Cheese tarts with strawberry jam filling and not-so-pretty crust, baked last Friday for teas over the weekend. I do not have any tart or small muffin moulds, those uneven crust shapes were products of inappropriate mould used. Regardless the appearance, they tasted beautiful!

I combined two different recipes to bake these tarts, the crust recipe was from Sweet Potato Tart and cheese filling recipe was from New York Cheesecake. Lynn from Another Cup of Sugar invited me for her Food Fest Contest few days ago, I am bringing some cheese tarts over to her food fest. Since the rules say the post has to include detailed recipe so here you go...

Ingredients (12 pcs):
60g butter, room temp
40g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
120g all purpose flour
¼ tsp vanilla essence

125g cream cheese
40gm castor sugar
30ml milk
1 small egg
30ml sour cream
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tbsp cake flour, sifted

Strawberry Jam (optional)

  1. Pastry: Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add in egg yolk and vanilla essence, and mix well. Add in flour gradually and knead briefly to form soft dough. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for later use. If it is too soft to work with, keep in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Filling: In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in egg, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and cake flour until smooth.
  3. Assemble: Roll out pastry into 5mm thickness, cut and place/fit the pastry into greased tart mould or small muffin tins (use the size of pastry cutter that is suitable for your mould). Fill each pastry with cream cheese filling to the almost full level. Place ½ teaspoon of strawberry jam in the middle and use a toothpick make pattern if desired.
  4. Preheat oven to 175ºC and bake tarts for 20 minutes.
Do not like this combination? Check out my mini cheesecake recipe.

Comments :

15 comments to “Cheese Tarts”
jo ayee said...

hi lydia..this cheesecake looks yummms..

Mat Gebu said...

Lydia..pos ke sedenak, i pun jadi lahhh...i malas nak baking laaa..

Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice said...


Lydia said...

Thanks for your compliments.

mat gebu:
Pos lalui email boleh?

Thanks for the link, sent my URL for the competition.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Altho I dont like cheesecake, but yours mini cheesecake definitely makes me wanna try some.
For me, I think the appearance just looked great!

Ingrid said...

I think they turned out beautifully. I loved the hearts in the center.

Good luck with the contest!!!!

Deborah said...

These are so cute!!

hateful said...

Fantastic presentation. So delicate and creative!

kellie said...

Looks fantastic Lydia and bonus points for a very professional picture. Can I add this recipe to my site I am sure our visitors would love making and eating this treat.

Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures. the hearts are so cute!

Lydia said...

Joanne, Ingrid, deborah, hateful & mysweetestday,

Thanks for your compliments, pls help yourself with the cheesecakes. :D

You are welcome to feature this recipe on your site, remember to link back to this post.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lydia,

YOur mini cheesecake looks yummy. I quite new in baking, may i know is there any subsitute for the sour cream? I would like to try this recipe as there is little ingredient needed.

Thank you in advance.

Lydia said...


You can use plain yogurt OR add little bit more cream cheese plus a few drops of lemon juice.

All the best!


Tien N. said...


I just want to say your cheesecake recipe is so good and the pictures you post are sooo cute :) Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful recipes :)

Lydia said...

Hi Tien N,
Thanks for your comment!

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