Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Ingredients

  • 12 vanilla wafer cookies (I use Nilla Wafers)
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened*
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling

Directions

  1. Place softened cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl; mix with an electric mixer until just combined. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  2. Line the cups of a 12-cup muffin tin with foil cupcake cups. Place a vanilla wafer cookie in the bottom of each cupcake cup.
  3. Fill each cup 2/3 to ¾-full with cream cheese mixture, dividing the batter evenly between the 12 cups.
  4. Bake at 350℉ for 16-18 minutes until set, with just a small bit of wiggle in the center.
  5. Cool completely. Top each mini cheesecake with cherry pie filling and chill. Store in the refrigerator.
* Use regular cream cheese for the best result.  I don't recommend substituting lower-fat cream cheese.

Enjoy!


Source:  The Kitchen is My Playground

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