Individual Papaya Cheesecakes

Prep Time
Cook Time
Ready In

"I like this recipe because you do individual servings, it's easy, you do it in the microwave, you can substitute other fruits, and it tastes great. I use 1 cup sized ramekins. You can easily cut this in half or expand it by 50 or 100 %."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (226.5 g)
  • Calories 660.4
  • Total Fat - 41.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 147.1 mg
  • Sodium - 577.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 65.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 50.8 g
  • Protein - 8.1 g
  • Calcium - 78.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Melt butter and stir in vanilla wafer crumbs

Step 2

Spoon into ramekins and lightly tamp down to form a crust. If you pack it down hard it will cook up like concrete.

Step 3

Remove seeds from papaya. Scoop the flesh into a blender and blend until smooth.

Step 4

In large bowl microwave cream cheese for 1 to 2 minutes just to soften it

Step 5

With mixer at low speed, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and 1/2 cup papaya puree until smooth and well blended

Step 6

Microwave on high 4 to 6 minutes, until very hot, beating 3 times during cooking.

Step 7

Remove from microwave and beat one last time until smooth. [ lick beaters and put in sink ]

Step 8

Spoon mixture into ramekins. Arrange in an evenly spaced circle in microwave and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until almost set, rearranging them twice.

Step 9

Remove from microwave and let them stand for 15 minutes.

Step 10

Put remaining papaya puree in a small bowl and stir in icing sugar to taste and then cover it.

Step 11

Refrigerate cheesecakes and puree until well chilled - several hours.

Step 12

To serve, take cheesecakes out of fridge about an hour ahead, and just before serving top with the remaining papaya puree.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.