Mini Cheesecakes

Ingredients

  • 12vanilla wafers
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling, or flavor of choice
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Line muffin tins with 12 paper baking cups. Place a vanilla wafer in each one.

  • Step 3

    In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs, lemon juice, and sugar. Beat until smooth and thoroughly combined.

  • Step 4

    Fill each baking cup 2/3 full with cream cheese mixture.

  • Step 5

    Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 17 minutes. Cool on a rack. Top with fruit pie filling. Pipe whipped cream or sweetened cream cheese into a rosette on top of each cheesecake just prior to serving, if desired.

  • Cook's Note:

    These are great to give away during the holidays! For a pretty presentation, you can top them with cherry or any flavor pie filling. Garnish each one with a rosette of sweetened cream cheese or whipped cream right before serving.

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