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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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Place a vanilla wafer into the bottom of each muffin cup.

  • 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.

  • 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

141 calories; 8.1 g total fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 82 mg sodium. 15.1 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2013
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. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2013
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 filling does soften up the cookie so you won't notice really the change in shape. Good luck! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2013
It was a hit! I used the mini vanilla wafers in mini-muffin papers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2014
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 Christmas party. The cherries and Christmas paper liners really give them the Christmas Spirit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2016
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 of these would be great. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2014
I make this recipe a few times a year for different occasions and its always a hit. Quick and easy to make and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2017
Really fast to make and so delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2019
Followed recipe as written.... MADE 60 MINI S....... Super simple to make. I used the mini muffin tins and mini vanilla wafers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2018
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 get a chance to pull everything together to make them dairy free but will in the future!) Highly recommend as a special treat to serve to guests or to easily pack up and bring along to an event (as long as you have some cool storage if you re not eating them immediately). Read More