Mini Muffin Pan Delights!

Here are 5 fantabulous things to make in a Muffin Pan!

Key Line Cheesecakes
Key Line Cheesecakes

8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
1 tsp. gelatin
1/4 cup Key Line juice
1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp. butter
12 muffin paper muffin cups

1. Beat cream cheese, confectioner sugar, sour cream, vanilla, and salt with a mixer on medium-high speed until smooth. Dissolve 1 teaspoon gelatin in 1 tbsp. warm water; beat into the cream cheese mixture with 1/4 cup Key Line juice.
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2. Combine 1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs with 2 Tbsp. melted butter; press into 12 paper lined muffin cups. Divide the filling among the cups.
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Chill until set, 4 hours. Top with Zest! ENJOY!!

My Key Line Cheese Cups
My Key Line Cheese Cups
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Mac & Cheese Cups

Who doesn’t love Mac and Cheese!
1 1/2 cups macaroni
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar
parmesan cheese
salt & pepper

1.Cook 1 1/2 cups macaroni as the label directs; then drain. Heat 2 Tbsp. butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in 2 tbsp. flour until smooth. Whisk in 2 cups of milk; bring to a boil. Whisk in 2 cups shredded cheddar, stirring until melted.
2. Sir in the macaroni and season with salt and pepper. Divide among 12 muffin cups lined with nonstick foil liners; sprinkle with parmesan. Bake 400 degrees until golden, 15 minutes.
You can always add ham to make it Ham and Cheese cups.

 

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Fruit Cups

You can use any kind of fruit you like, I decided on pears and cherries and it was great!

3 pears chopped up and peeled
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup flour
1/4 brown sugar
butter
1 tbsp. vanilla
12 muffin cups lined with nonstick foil

1. Toss peeled pears, cherries, white sugar and 1 tbsp. flour and vanilla; divide among 12 muffin cups lined with nonstick foil liners.
2. Mix 2/3 cup flour, brown sugar and chopped nuts ( I used Walnuts), and a pinch of salt with 4 tbsp. softened butter until large clumps form; sprinkle on top of the fruit. Bake at 350 degrees until golden, 25 minutes.
Change it up with apples and nuts, blueberries, strawberries and chocolate chips.

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Focaccia Bites

These are Focaccia bites. Great for a party!

pizza dough
olive oil
salt
pepper
chopped rosemary
your favorite pesto
cherry tomatoes

1. Press 1 oz. pizza dough into each of 12 oiled muffin cups. Let sit for I hour. Brush with oil olive and sprinkle with salt ( sea salt the best), pepper and chopped rosemary, then top with pesto ( I used my fresh basil pesto), and sliced cherry tomatoes. Bake at 400 degrees until puffed and golden, 12 minutes.

 

 

 

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