My mom is known for these cheesecakes. Whenever family or friends have birthdays coming up, they always request that my mom makes these for their special day. Perhaps it is the simplicity of the ingredients or the fact that you get your own little cheesecake... whatever it is, people love these. So if you are young, old, or fall somewhere in between, I'm pretty sure that you should give these a try. Maybe this recipe will become a part of your family tradition as well?! Enjoy!
Mini Cherry Cheesecakes
Yield: 24 mini tarts
2 (8 oz) Cream Cheese (at room temperature)
3/4 C. Granulated Sugar
2 Eggs (at room temperature)
1 tsp. Vanilla
24 Vanilla Wafers
1 Can Prepared Cherry Pie Filling
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Beat softened cheese and sugar until creamy; add eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth. Line muffin tins with paper baking cups. Place a vanilla wafer in each cup, spoon cheese mixture into cups (about 1/2 way to the top). Bake for about 20 minutes. Remove from tins and let cool. Top with cherry pie filling. Chill several hours or overnight.
Here is his the birthday cake Wuollet's made for my uncle based off of a real picture! He is, of course, the one dressed up as Santa! (P.S. "Loads" is not his name. It is his nickname... because he is loads of fun)!