Yield: 48

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

These Mini Cherry Cheesecakes show up at all holidays in our family. Just like a full-size cheesecake, these bite sized treats are packed with creamy flavor!


For the crust:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs (about 9 full size crackers)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

For the cheesecake:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 packages (8 ounce each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 21 ounce can cherry pie filling


  1. Make graham cracker crust by melting butter and using a fork to mix in the graham crumbs and ¼ cup sugar. Set aside.
  2. Beat 1 cup sugar, eggs, cream cheese and vanilla until well blended. Press 1-2 tsp crust in a paper lined mini muffin pan. Fill ⅔ full with cream cheese filling.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 17-20 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen mini cherry cheesecakes. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.
  4. To serve, top each cheesecake with a tablespoon of cherry pie filling (try to get one cherry on each pie). Enjoy cold!


  • First, you’ll need a mini cupcake pan with paper liners! We actually have three of these pans so that I can have the next batches ready to go while one is in the oven!
  • I use a tart shaper to press my crust firmly into the pan. This tool is also handy when making Nut Cups.
  • Beating the cream cheese until smooth and creamy takes about 3-5 minutes. It’s easy to do when you have a KitchenAid mixer! However, a hand held mixer works just fine too!
  • Storage: Keep cheesecakes in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freeze (without pie filling) for up to 3 months.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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