Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mini Chocolate Cheesecake Pies!

Since it's just my husband and I at home - and we are both trying to lose a little weight (ok, a lot of weight!) - but since we still enjoy a treat now and then, it doesn't make a lot of sense to make a full Chocolate Cheesecake Pie and have all those extra pieces sitting around screaming: "Eat Me!"  So - I cut the recipe in half and used my cute little ramekins to make individual servings.  I made these for Father's Day and we had a couple of guests join us - so it was perfect!  An individual 'pie' for each of us!  

Crumb Crust
3/4 cup crushed graham crackers
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 cup butter or margarine, melted
Combine all ingredients until crumbly.  
I divided the mixture between the 4 ramekins and used a measuring cup to mold it in the dish.


Chocolate Cheesecake Pie
4 oz. cream cheese - softened
1/8 c. butter - softened
little less than 1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 - 1 cup milk chocolate chips - melted
4 oz (1/2 carton) whipped topping - thawed

In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Add the melted chocolate and mix well.  Fold in the whipped topping.  Spoon into crust.  Cover and chill until serving.  May garnish with shaved chocolate or drizzle with chocolate or raspberry sauce.

Isn't that just the cutest thing ever?!

Double the recipe for a full pie.

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