Dulce De Leche Holiday Cheesecake Tarts

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I have some really good friends that absolutely LOVE Dulce De Leche anything. You say those three little words and they swoon! 

My friends are an awesome group of women who get together before Christmas and make presents for others each year. They work tirelessly to make others holidays happy and I’ll be surprising them with a plate of these tarts for them to enjoy as they selflessly work away to make this holiday time better for others.

Cheesecake has always been one of those desserts that eluded me. It seemed too difficult to make and I never attempted it because I was sure it would turn out to be a disaster. This kit changed my perspective on baking cheesecake. It was very easy to do and the cheesecake tarts turned out perfect!

Although the kit is designed to make one 9″ cheesecake pie… I decided to turn them into little tarts with the help of some cupcake liners and my cupcake pan. They looked pretty and tasted amazing!

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For our Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Tarts, I added whipped cream and some Dulche De Leche drizzle… for the ones that I am sharing with my friends, I just added some drizzle to make transporting them easier.

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Making them into tarts worked out really well. 

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To make these Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Tarts, I followed the directions on the box with just a slight change to make them tarts.


  • Dulce De Leche Cheesecake kit
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 12 oz. of cream cheese
  • Whipped cream
  • 20 count cupcake liners


  1. Follow directions on the kit box to make the crust. Instead of putting the crust into a pie pan, put a tablespoon of the crust into cupcake lined cupcake pan and push it down into the bottom.
  2. Prepare the mix as directed and pour on top of the crust.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes less than the recipe for the pie calls for. I left these in for about 18 minutes.
  4. Let them cool for an hour and then refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  5. When you are ready to serve, add some whipped cream and Dulce De Leche drizzle!

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Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • Hi Heather,
    Cheesecake is one of the easiest desserts to make! Once you have tried, you will never make the box version again! There is a secret to creammmmy cheesecake and that is heat your cream cheese to smooth before adding all your other indreds. No microwaves!! I prefer just putting your cheese in a bowl in the oven until it is soft enough to beat smooth. There is probably recipes everywhere, any one will work! TRY, I promise if you love to cook enough to try the box kind then you’ll have no problem with the scratch version! I also use Raw Honey as my sweetner instead of sugar! Gives a beautiful color, while lending a much healthier cheesecake! Also no sugar necessary in the crumb crust, just butter and graham crackers makes a better crumblier crust! Trial and error, always the best teacher!!! Good Luck!!!!

    • Hi Heidi! Thanks for stopping by! I’ve already added making a homemade cheesecake to my list for the new year. I’m thinking a traditional cheesecake with a chocolate crust! I’ve never heard of heating up the cream cheese or using honey… those seem like really smart idea. Especially the honey. I love baking with honey. So much more depth in flavor than regular sugar! Thank you so much for the suggestions!

      I did already buy another box cheesecake kit because my husband really loved the flavor so I’ll be making that for Christmas Eve… and I can’t say for sure I’ll ever stop using boxes forever because they are so easy… but I’m definitely going to make a homemade one too! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas {if you celebrate}!

  • These look amazing! I think they are the perfect single-serving size too. Sometimes mini desserts just aren’t enough! #client

  • These little cheesecake tarts look amazing!! Perfect to bring to a party or for a gift! LOVE it! #client

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