Recipe: Mini cherry cheesecakes


Bree Andrews

Mini cherry cheesecakes sit atop my kitchen counter. This has been my favorite holiday dessert since I was a kid.

Every Christmas my grandmother makes a variety of delicious desserts. However, each year there is one particular treat I’m always looking forward to; my grandmother’s homemade mini cherry cheesecakes. Over the years the recipe has been perfected and has become a family favorite. Here is the recipe for my favorite Christmas dessert.


-2 8 Oz. of cream cheese, softened
-¾ cup of sugar
-2 eggs
-2 Tbsp. lemon juice
-1 tsp. Vanilla extract
-Vanilla wafer cookies
-1 can of cherry pie filling


-Preheat oven to 375º
-Combine and beat the first five ingredients until light and fluffy.
-Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.
-Place a vanilla wafer in each cup, then fill ⅔ with the cream cheese mixture.
-Bake at 375º for 15-20 minutes.
-Top with cherry pie filling, and place into the fridge until chilled.