Certainly! Here are some additional tips and variations to enhance your individual cherry almond cheesecakes:

  1. Chocolate Swirl Variation: For a decadent twist, swirl some melted chocolate into the cheesecake batter before baking. Simply melt some chocolate chips or chopped chocolate and drizzle it over the cheesecake batter in each muffin cup. Use a toothpick or skewer to create swirl patterns.
  2. Nutty Crust: Add extra flavor and texture to the crust by incorporating finely chopped almonds or almond meal along with the graham cracker crumbs. Toast the almonds beforehand for even more nuttiness.
  3. Almond Streusel Topping: Instead of using cherry pie filling, top each cheesecake with a crunchy almond streusel. Combine flour, brown sugar, sliced almonds, and melted butter to create a crumbly streusel topping. Sprinkle it over the cheesecakes before baking for a delightful crunch.
  4. Fresh Fruit Variation: If cherries aren’t in season or you prefer a different fruit topping, you can use fresh berries (such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries) or even sliced peaches or mangoes. Simply toss the fruit in a little sugar and lemon juice before topping the cheesecakes.
  5. Mini Cheesecake Sampler: Make a variety of mini cheesecakes by dividing the batter into smaller portions and experimenting with different toppings and flavors. Create a cheesecake sampler platter with cherry almond, chocolate swirl, and fruit-topped varieties for a delightful dessert spread.
  6. Drizzle with Almond Glaze: For an extra touch of sweetness and almond flavor, drizzle the cooled cheesecakes with a simple almond glaze made from powdered sugar, almond extract, and a splash of milk or cream. This adds a beautiful finishing touch to the cheesecakes.
  7. Make Ahead: These individual cheesecakes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days before serving. This makes them perfect for entertaining or special occasions when you want to prepare dessert in advance.
  8. Serve with Whipped Cream: Before serving, dollop each cheesecake with a swirl of freshly whipped cream for a creamy, indulgent touch. You can also sprinkle some additional sliced almonds on top for added crunch.

12 Individual Cherry almond cheesecakes

Here’s a recipe to make 12 individual cherry almond cheesecakes:


For the Crust:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 16 ounces (2 packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
  • Sliced almonds, for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

2. Make the Crust:

In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated with butter. Divide the mixture evenly among the muffin cups, pressing it down firmly into the bottom of each cup to form the crust.

3. Prepare the Cheesecake Filling:

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the almond extract, sour cream, and heavy cream until well combined and smooth.

4. Fill the Muffin Cups:

Divide the cheesecake filling evenly among the muffin cups, filling each nearly to the top.

5. Bake:

Bake the cheesecakes in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are set and the centers are slightly jiggly. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely in the muffin tin.

6. Chill:

Once cooled to room temperature, transfer the cheesecakes to the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours, or until completely cold and firm.

7. Add the Topping:

Before serving, spoon cherry pie filling over the top of each cheesecake. Optionally, garnish with sliced almonds for a decorative touch.

8. Serve:

Carefully remove the cheesecakes from the muffin tin and peel away the paper liners. Place them on a serving platter and enjoy!

These individual cherry almond cheesecakes are perfect for serving at parties, gatherings, or as a special treat for yourself. Enjoy!