Gingerbread Amaretto Mini Cheesecakes

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

The basic recipe for these Lil desserts came from the cookbook PHILADELPHIA CHEESECAKES,APPETIZERS & MORE.
Because I had bought these Nabisco Gingerbread sandwich cookies, I wanted to incorporate them into the dessert. So I crushed them & used them as the crust. I love desserts with Amaretto & used that as a flavor enhancer.

I topped them with cherry pie filling, you can use other flavors as well.

This was a perfect ending dessert to COMPLETE my Valentines Dinner, since I had also made a CRAN-BLUEBERRY PIE.
My husband loved the perfectly set table & SPECIAL VALENTINES DINNER MENU.


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Serves:

Makes 48 mini desserts

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

12
vanilla wafers or chocolate sandwich cookies (i used 2 sleeves gingerbread cookies from a 15 1/4 oz pkg)
1 lb
cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c
granulated sugar (i used 3/4 cup)
2 large
eggs, room temperarure
3 Tbsp
almond flavored liqueur ( or 2 teaspoon amaretto extract)
1 can(s)
cherry pie filling (will not need it all)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
This is the book where the original recipe came from. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

NOTE: ORIGINAL RECIPE MADE 12 REGULAR SIZE MUFFIN TIN CHEESECAKES. I USED MINI MUFFIN TINS AND MADE 48 DESSERTS.
2
These are the cookies that I crushed in a zip lock bag using a meat mallet, to use in this recipe . You may want to use a food processor for this step.
3
These are the other basic ingredients for this recipe.
4
Line a mini tart pan with paper liners. You will need 48. Add about 1 teaspoon or so of crushed cookie crumbs to each liner. Using a mini tart press, firmly press crushed cookies into bottom of each paper liner, and set aside till needed.
5
Combine other ingredients, cream cheese, eggs extract & sugar, and beat together with a hand mixer till blended. Using a teaspoon carefully fill each cup with cheese filling.
6
Place in preheated 350 degrees F oven & bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until center is almost set.
7
Remove from oven, cool completely about 3 hours or so, then top with fresh fruit or canned pie filling as desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy