Mini Cheesecakes


A few weeks ago I decided to make something my dad used to always make when I was younger, mini cheesecakes.  I know that this recipe has been around for a while and I don’t know where my dad originally got the recipe, but I do know that it is yummy.  I didn’t have the exact recipe he used to make but I did find a few online that was pretty similar to what he made.  What did we ever do before the internet?!


With vanilla wafers as the crust the only other ingredients needed is cream cheese, sugar, eggs , lemon juice, vanilla, and pie filling.  What can be better than a dessert that takes less than 10 ingredients?!



Mini Cheesecakes


2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
vanilla wafers (approximately 18)
pie filling (I used cherry and strawberry)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla until light and fluffy.

Line regular sized muffin pans or cupcake tins with paper baking cups and place a vanilla wafer in the bottom of each cup.

Fill the cups 2/3 full of cream cheese mixture.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until set.

When warm, top each with a tablespoon of pie filling.

Chill in refrigerator.


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