While you will probably find that these pretty, individual-size cheesecakes take a bit longer to make than a traditional 10-inch (25-cm) cake, due to their small size they bake, cool, and are ready to serve much more quickly, so this is definitely the way to go if you need to prepare cheesecake on short notice. They can easily be completed from homemade graham cracker crumbs through plating in less than 3 hours.
For good reason, lingonberries are known in my native country as “the red gold of the forest.” Although they are cultivated, to some extent, the majority are a product of nature growing wild all over Sweden, especially in the north. By the time they reach the United States, lingonberries demand a fairly steep price, so if they are too expensive or simply not available, try this variation. Bake the sour cream topping plain, let cool, then top with 5 thin strawberry slices, cut lengthwise and arranged in a fan shape with the points toward the center. You will need 1 medium-size attractive strawberry per serving. Glaze the fruit with pectin or apricot glaze and serve with strawberry sauce.
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