Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Debbe Guster

By
@Gussy

I found this recipe in Taste of Home mag. a long time ago. I have taken them to carry-ins at work and to family functions.. and never bring any home. They are easy to make and I usually have all the ingred. in the house. I have also used Thank you cherry pie filling instead of making the cherry topping. I double it when I want to take them to a family function..I hope you enjoy these.


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Serves:
12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
crushed vanilla wafers
3 Tbsp
butter
1 pkg
8oz softened cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 tsp
lemon juice
1/3 c
sugar
1
egg
1 lb
canned or frozen tart red cherries
1/2 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
corn starch
red food coloring

Step-By-Step

1In a bowl, combine crumbs and butter. Press gently into bottom of 12 paper lined muffin cups. ( I press these down with a cup )

2In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, vanilla, lemon juice, sugar and egg; beat until smooth; spoon into crusts. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 min or until set. Cool completely. (It's about a Tbsp and a half per cup)

3Drain cherries reserving 1/2 cup juice in a saucepan; discard remaining juice. To juice, add cherries, sugar, cornstarch and food coloring if desired. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; boil for 1 min. Cool; spoon over cheesecakes chill for at least 2 hrs.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy