Close up on the savory cheesecake, showing the caviar and chive filling with champagne flutes in the background.
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Mini Savory Cheesecakes with Caviar and Chives

These Mini Savory Cheesecakes with Caviar and Chives are such a great party canapé or appetizer. The freeform nature gives them a slightly rustic look and then the use of caviar adds an elegantly edge. Elegantly rustic? Is that a thing? Ha, I am making it a thing!!! Plus they can be made in advance and looks so pretty on your platter or plate. What is not to love about that!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 24
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 1 1/4 cup cracker crumbs
  • 4 tbsp salted butter - melted
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/4 cup cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tbsp minced fresh chive
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp salmon roe red caviar


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF/170ºC.
  • Combine the cracker crumbs, melted butter and egg white together in a small bowl.
  • Use a mini muffin tin and press 1/2 tablespoon of the crumb mixture into each well.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until crisp.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then remove from the tin and cool completely.
  • Add the cream cheese to an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix until just smooth. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, chopped chives, salt, and pepper. Mix again.
  • Add in the salmon roe (caviar) and give it one last mix.
  • Spoon the cheese mixture over the prepared bases and chill until needed.
  • Garnish with extra caviar or a small piece of chive.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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