Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Bite sized cherry cheesecakes. Easy to make, delicious to eat, and makes nearly 7 dozen treats. That’s a lot of bites. Although, trust me when I say how easy it is to just polish off a good 3 or 4 (or 12) in one sitting.

This is one of my husband’s favorite desserts. I think it may be one of the reasons why he stuck around at my crazy family holiday gatherings (no offense family). He knew my mom would pull out a big batch of these. At least it gave him something to compliment my mom on food-wise (no offense mom, but we know how picky he is).  Funny though. For a man who hates “goopy” and condiments, and cream cheese, and sour cream, and mayonnaise…he LOVES these.

Don’t worry, I won’t complain. I enjoy when the rest of the family likes what I make. At least then I’m not the only one wearing stretchy pants. Oh, wait, I’m sorry…”yoga pants.”

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 2- 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 21oz can of cherry pie filling

Directions:

  1. Make graham cracker crust by melting butter and using a fork mix in the graham crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside.
  2. Mix 1 cup sugar, eggs, cream cheese and vanilla until well blended. Press 1 tsp crust in a paper lined mini muffin pan. Fill 1/2 full with cream cheese filling.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 17-20 minutes. Makes about 7 dozen mini cherry cheesecakes. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.
  4. To serve, top each cheesecake with a teaspoon of cherry pie filling (try to get one cherry on each pie). Enjoy cold!

13 comments on “Mini Cherry Cheesecakes”

  1. Bring on the “yoga pants” because cheesecake is definitely where it is at!!! You want to know something really funny? My husband can’t stand mayonnaise either:-)

  2. I love this! These are cute and anything with cheesecake is delicious 🙂 my bf & his family LOVE anything cherry.

    Aimee, you better believe I’m wearing yoga pants all Christmas break. Bring it on! Although, it’ll only mask the fact I still fit into clothes 😉 but it’s ok, that’s what new years resolutions are for, right?

  3. Those look delicious!! I am going to be trying this recipe out! I am your newest follower. I found you at Sweet Bees and Bumblebees.
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  4. OMG. I died! My boyfriend will LOVE these since he just about licks the walls of the Cheesecake Factory whenever we walk by (read: he isn’t a wall licker; he just likes cheesecake A LOT).
    Question: do you need to refrigerate these after they’re done baking and cooling like normal cheesecakes do to chill? If so, how long? Thanks!

  5. Look at all of you trying to impress boyfriends. Yes ladies, it works, heehee!!

    @Hayley, yes, put in refrigerator after baking. Top with cherry before serving (I keep the can of cherries in fridge too).

  6. looks great! i bet it tastes great too!

  7. I would definitely eat 4 or a dozen of these! Perfect way to serve cheesecake at a holiday gathering!

  8. Blog hopping from This Chick Cooks…I can’t wait to try these! Perfect portion size…if you can stop at one or two! They looks so yummy, I might not be able to! Thanks for sharing

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  10. luvmypeaches

    Trying to figure out if I use the TraderJoe’s pumpkin cream cheese I bought, with eggs and less sugar… I can impress the heck out of someone this thanksgiving!! LOL!

  11. BitsyBet

    I’m making these for the women’s Christmas party at my church, but I’m making them regular cupcake size.

  12. Rebecca

    These look great. I would love to make these for the holidays at my in laws but they live about five hours away. Any suggestions on how to travel with these to ensure freshness and eliminate the possibility of spoilage? Thanks

  13. Teresa

    Can’t wait to try I love cherry cheese cake thanks for sharing!!!

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