I found this recipe in Bakerella’s archives. Here is the recipe she used, and my modifications are in italics.
Mini Cherry Cheesecakes
2 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2″ aluminum mini baking cups (I only had the regular-sized baking cups, which ends up being okay)
Cherry Pie Filling
Mix the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice. Place a vanilla wafer in each baking cup (since my baking cups were too large for this, I crushed the Nilla wafers and put a layer of crushed cookies at the bottom of the baking cup). Spoon approximately 3 Tbsp of cream cheese mixture over each wafer (I used just a bit more than 3 Tbsp). Makes about 4 dozen (makes about 2 dozen if you’re using the regular-sized baking cups). Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Let cool and top with cherry pie filling. Refrigerate.
7 thoughts on “Mini Cherry Cheesecakes – Valentine’s Week Day 5”
These look awesome – perfect serving size for rich cheesecake too!
Ok, now my dad will REALLY be stalking you, lol. I know this is going to be his favorite so far. These look delicious!
I have been thinking about this recipe for some time now (we made it in Home Ec in 5th grade), but I didn’t go in search of it. I just happened to stumbleupon it and am completely excited and cannot wait to share this deliciousness with my roommates!
these shouldn’t even be legal, they were too good!!! I’m making them for Brett’s Birthday…by request! :)
I just made these for my boyfriend (and his roommates…) for valentines day! They’re baking as we speak! I added some red food coloring and swirled it around to make it marbled so it’d even more valentines! You could do it with cherry or raspberries to make it even MORE yummy! I’m very excited! I’m sure these will get munched up even MORE quickly than usual!