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Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"I got this recipe from my mother-in-law many years ago. It's a family favorite and a great treat for potlucks. It's very easy to make but looks like you've spent hours on it."
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2 h servings 141
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen mini cheesecakes)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Place a vanilla wafer into the bottom of each muffin cup.
  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a bowl until fluffy. Spoon mixture into the muffin cups, filling them 2/3 full.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheesecake filling is set, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Spoon 2 or 3 cherries from pie filling over each cheesecake.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I've made this with vegan wafers and dairy-free cream cheese for a friend with a milk allergy. She loved it.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 141 calories; 8.1 15.1 2.2 36 82 Full nutrition

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This was a hit at my party! I did alter it though. Instead of the cherry pie filling, I whipped whipping cream until it peaked. Added it on top with fresh berries.

Baking Fool- I've never done mini-mini cheesecakes. You might try putting a few of the mini vanilla wafers in the bottom or perhaps just break up a few of the larger cookies. The cheesecake fi...

It was a hit! I used the mini vanilla wafers in mini-muffin papers.

I remember making these a very long time ago and was surprised at how many coworkers asked for the recipe, after making them for a Thanksgiving get together. I'm making them again today for a Ch...

These were good. I bit messy for me but my nephew and his family enjoyed what we didn't eat. These i will make again since i am dieting . I like to have a little "snack" after dinner and 1 or 2 ...

I make this recipe a few times a year for different occasions and its always a hit. Quick and easy to make and delicious!

Followed recipe as written.... MADE 60 MINI’S....... Super simple to make. I used the mini muffin tins and mini vanilla wafers.

I’ve now made this twice in 3 days thanks to two events I needed a dessert for, and everyone has loved them. They are small, easy to eat, and apparently really good. (I’m dairy free and didn’t...

I did not use the lemon juice I used 2 teaspoons of vanilla everybody loved them used regular muffin tins and reg vanilla wafers next time maybe I will try graham crackers just for a change LD