Goat Cheese, Lavender, and Honey Mini Cheesecakes

Goat Cheese, Lavender, and Honey Mini Cheesecakes.
Goat Cheese, Lavender, and Honey Mini Cheesecakes are pictured in the bottom right corner along with Blackberry Mousse Sponge Cakes, and Butterscotch-Pecan Shortbread Sandwich Cookies.

Garnished with a drizzle of honey and fresh lavender blossoms, these Goat Cheese, Lavender, and Honey Mini Cheesecakes are delicious teatime bites.

Goat Cheese, Lavender, and Honey Mini Cheesecakes
 
Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes • Preparation: 35 minutes • Bake: 10 to 11 minutes • Cool: 15 minutes • Refrigerate: 8 hours
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon culinary lavender, such as McCormick’s
  • Garnish: honey and fresh lavender blossoms
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly spray a 12-well mini cheesecake pan with removable bottoms with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1 tablespoon sugar, and melted butter, stirring to blend. Divide crumb mixture evenly among wells of prepared pan, pressing firmly to create a level base.
  4. Bake until light golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, goat cheese, and cream. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add remaining 1⁄3 cup sugar, flour, and vanilla extract, beating until incorporated. Add egg and lavender, beating until incorporated. Divide mixture evenly among wells of prepared pan.
  6. Bake until cheesecakes are set and slightly puffed, 10 to 11 minutes. Let cool completely.
  7. Wrap pan well with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
  8. Remove cheesecakes from pan.
  9. Garnish each with a drizzle of honey and with fresh lavender blossoms, if desired.
  10. Serve immediately.
    

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