I have always been passionate about designing and making meaningful gifts and keepsakes and was very fortunate to able to start my own business. Lauren Nicole Gifts (name after my niece) was started in 2004 and was a great way for me to have my own business, but still move around as an Army wife. My husband recently retired from the Army and we are now permanently located in Ouray, Colorado

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cherry Cheesecakes

My friends and I used to make these for tea parties when we were kids (once we branched out beyond the Holly Hobbie Easy Bake oven). I made a bunch this weekend for some parties we went to. They are good, but not so good if you substitute fat-free cream cheese. You should use the full-on fat cream cheese. The recipe makes 15 mini cheesecakes.

16 oz cream cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling
Nilla Wafers

1. Beat the cream cheese with the sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add one egg at a time, beating after each addition.

2. Place cupcake papers in a cupcake pan. Place one Nilla wafer in the bottom of each cupcake paper.

3. Fill the cups about half way with the cream cheese mixture (or divide evenly between 15 cupcake cups).

4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for 17 to 20 minutes (or when toothpick comes out clean). Be careful not to overbake or they will burn easily on the bottom.

Let them cool completely and then top with cherry pie filling.

Just let me know if I left anything out. My Mom always complains about my recipe files. I guess because I went to cooking school all of my recipes are only lists of ingredients, no directions.


I'm So Pretty said...

Mmmmm! And so pretty, too :) Sarah Moulton from the Food Network often said that subbing fat-free anything was a bad idea because it was too much of a flavor change shocker. So she advocated always using low- or half-fat products because they still reduced calories but contained enough fat maintain good flavor.

preppyinnewengland said...

These look scrumptious!

Melissa said...

Yum! I'm copying this recipe!

Brandi said...

Those looks so yummy.

Amanda said...

That looks really yummy. thanks for the receipe.

The Pink Chick said...

My mother-in-law makes these! Absolutely delicious!

LuLu said...

These are my FAVORITE!!! Maybe I should whip some up for the 4th!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Ooo cheesecakes my favorite! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Seersucker Scrapper said...

Looks so yummy. Thanks for the recipe. This is one I am going to have to try.

Linda said...

I love cheesecake.

Lis said...

Yum! Thanks so much for sharing this - they look yummy!!!

The Pink Tutu said...

Sounds delicious! I love mini-sized desserts. P.S. I used to love my mom's Holly Hobby dolls when I was little. Easy bake ovens were the best!

The Northerner said...

My mom used to make these for my birthday parties at school. Yes, I was the weird girl who brought something besides cupcakes. Now, kids can't bring anything on their birthdays! So sad!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Looks sooo good! thanks for sharing.

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