Mini Cherry Cheesecakes Recipe

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Want to impress your coworkers, friends or family with your culinary skills??? Try this simple and delicious recipe for bite sized treats that will delight just about anyone who gets to sample one!

These little cheesecake bites are made with a Nilla Wafer crust! Crush up the large Nilla Wafers or look for the mini wafers and use whole.

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2 packages of cream cheese, softened (I used ⅓ less fat)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 20 oz can of cherry pie filling (I used no-sugar added cherry)
  • 32 Nilla Wafers (I used reduced fat nilla wafers)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prep #2 24 cup mini cupcake pans with mini liners.
  3. In a food processor finely crush the Nilla Wafers and scoop approximately 2 tsp into each mini muffin cup to form the crust of your mini cheesecakes.
  4. In large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and lemon juice and cream together until smooth and lump free with a hand mixer or wire whisk.
  5. Fill each muffin cup ⅔ of the way full.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool and then top with a dollop of cherry pie filling.
  8. Refrigerate.
  9. Serve & Enjoy! Yields 48 bite sized cherry cheesecakes.
* If your local grocery store has the bite size vanilla wafers that fit your muffin pans then there is no need to crush them…use what you can find! * Substitute cherry pie filling for other flavors like apple or blueberry!


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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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