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Blackbottom Mini Cheesecakes

  • Recipe Serves: 12


  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup chopped whole almonds, toasted
  • 4 Tbsp. Country Crock® Baking Sticks, divided
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Sunsweet Pitted Prunes
  • 3 Tbsp. almond liqueur*
  • 2 packages (8 oz. ea.) cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. almond liqueur or 1/16 tsp. almond extract


  1. Line 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners; set aside.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, almonds and 2 tablespoons Country Crock® Baking Sticks, melted, in medium bowl,; press evenly into bottoms of liners; set aside.
  3. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons Spread with brown sugar in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Stir in prunes and liqueur. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until slightly reduced. Spoon prune mixture over crumbs, pressing with back of oiled spoon to an even layer; set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 300°. Beat cream cheese in large bowl on medium speed until creamy. Gradually beat in 1/3 cup sugar until sugar dissolves, scraping bowl frequently. Beat in eggs, one at a time, on low speed. Beat in vanilla. Spoon filling over prunes. Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes on wire rack.
  5. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients in medium bowl, then spread over cheesecakes. Refrigerate 3 hours. Garnish, as desired.
Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Portion per serving Servings Per Conatiner Value Amount Per Serving Nutrient Type
Portion per serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
Calories from Fat 60
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 50 mg
Total Carbs 23 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 14 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 0 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 6 %
Potassium 192 mg
Omega-3 0 g
Omega-6 1 g
Vitamin C 2 %
Vitamin A 6 %