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Mini Cheesecakes

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"These aren't done with graham wafers, but with vanilla wafer cookies. They are fast, easy and excellent! Top with your favorite fruit pie filling."
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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 271
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line muffin tins with 12 paper baking cups. Place a vanilla wafer in each one.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs, lemon juice, and sugar. Beat until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  4. Fill each baking cup 2/3 full with cream cheese mixture.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 17 minutes. Cool on a rack. Top with fruit pie filling. Pipe whipped cream or sweetened cream cheese into a rosette on top of each cheesecake just prior to serving, if desired.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • These are great to give away during the holidays! For a pretty presentation, you can top them with cherry or any flavor pie filling. Garnish each one with a rosette of sweetened cream cheese or whipped cream right before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 271 calories; 15 30.5 4.3 72 149 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

These are wonderful! I tried this. Melt some Kraft caramels, put about 1 tsp caramel and 1/2 tsp chpped pecans on top of nilla wafer before adding cheesecake mixture bake as usual, just before c...

Most helpful critical review

I don't know... I wasn't that impressed with the cake flavor. I wish it had been sweeter.

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These are wonderful! I tried this. Melt some Kraft caramels, put about 1 tsp caramel and 1/2 tsp chpped pecans on top of nilla wafer before adding cheesecake mixture bake as usual, just before c...

I have been making these since the early 1970's and it has been one of my most requested recipes of all time. You can certainly create a lower fat version by using lite cream cheese, fat free va...

What a tasty little treat! I used mini muffin tins and baking cups. I cut the wafer down to fit in a mini cup. I also made my own rasp. puree to put on top, then I topped with whipped cream. I m...

This was gobbled up! I made a graham crust for them instead of the wafers with 9 graham crackers, 1 T. sugar, and 2 T. butter. I put 1 T. in each cup and pressed down. I used a spoonful of bl...

O My Gosh, These mini cheese cakes are the perfect New York style which is somewhat dense but never creamy. I made over 100 of these for a benefit and they were eaten quickly. I used 1/2 package...

I do NOT know how to cook, nor do I know a good recipe when I see one. Based on all the reviews I tried this one for my annual wine party and they were phenomenal. My husband loves cheesecake ...

I made these for a fourth of July party and they were a big hit. I decorated them half with blueberry and half with cherry filling for a festive look. I doubled the recipe which yielded 36 mini...

This is one of the most versatile recipes I have ever found. It is so easy and yet so impressive for any holiday party. I have not read thru all the reviews but I have a few alternatives that I ...

Fabulous and wonderfully versatile! I have made Bailey's Irish Cream cheesecakes by omitting the lemon juice, adding 3 Tb Irish cream, and 2 Tb sour cream. After they cool, I brush the tops with...