Miniature Cheesecakes

“Life is short ~ eat dessert first” is the motto of many people, I’m sure.  I don’t know who said it but, he was a wise person indeed!  Why fill up on dinner and then have no room left for dessert? 

If you have cheesecake lovers in your house, they will not be able to resist these little morsels!  They are small, just a couple of bites and that is what is so good about them.  You won’t feel so guilty about eating them as you would a large slice of cheesecake.  The cheese mixture sits on a vanilla wafer and then luscious cherries are spooned over it.  

They are so easy to make and would be a hit with a crowd.  They will work just as well with a blueberry or apple topping and most others.  Whatever your choice, they are worth making.  

Contestant Lynn Strickler Waiting for a Proper Pan
at the Pillsbury Bake Off Contest
 Photo credit:  Lisa Larsen 

Miniature Cheesecakes


24 cupcake liners
24 vanilla wafers
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling


Preheat over 375 degrees.
Line cupcake pans with liners.
Place vanilla wafer in bottom of each liner.
In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Fill liners ¾ full with cheese batter.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until set.
Top each with a spoonful of filling.
Makes 24

Yum!!!  These bite-size goodies are love filled in a cupcake liner! 


  1. Lynn looks like she could use a drink. I love mini dessert these sound perfect.

  2. That pic gave me a good chuckle.

    Nice to make your acquaintance, Pam. Thanks for visiting Taste With The Eyes!

  3. LOL! I bet she would like a cool one! Thanks, ladies!


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