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Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Mini cherry cheesecakes with a vanilla wafer crust! Good things come in small packages with these bite-sized treats! 

Mini cherry cheesecakes with a vanilla wafer crust! Easy, dessert bites with pie filling and Nilla wafers!

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

These adorable and festive mini cherry cheesecakes are a classic family recipe.

My mom makes them for Christmas and serves any leftovers at our New Year’s Eve party.

They are called Cherry Blossoms, although I am not sure why!

Other classics on our Christmas table include Grandma’s Butterhorn Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Pistachio Pudding Cookies and many more.

With these sweet treats, you’ll have a colorful and balanced cookie platter of red, white and green with a variety of flavors. Variety is the spice of life!

Mini cherry cheesecakes with a vanilla wafer crust! Easy, dessert bites with pie filling and Nilla wafers!

These mini cherry cheesecakes are super simple to make since they use a vanilla wafer for the crust and canned cherry pie filling for the topping.

You can add as many cherries on top as you like, but mom insists on only one. They’re classier this way. 🙂

Mini cherry cheesecakes with a vanilla wafer crust! Easy, dessert bites with pie filling and Nilla wafers!

Of course, these mini cheesecakes can be made all year long with a variety of toppings.

Simply change out the color of the liners and toppings to match the occasion.

Mini cherry cheesecakes with a vanilla wafer crust! Easy, dessert bites with pie filling and Nilla wafers!

In order for the vanilla wafer to properly fit the baking cups, you must use 2-inch baking cups. These are bigger than mini baking cups, but smaller than standard.

Mini cherry cheesecakes with a vanilla wafer crust! Easy, dessert bites with pie filling and Nilla wafers!

We use foil liners since they are shiny and festive. Reynolds brand makes them and you can purchase them on Amazon if you cannot find this size in stores.

Mini cherry cheesecakes with a vanilla wafer crust! Easy, dessert bites with pie filling and Nilla wafers!

These cherry cheesecakes can also be made in a mini cheesecake pan.

Someday I will own one, but for now these sturdy baking cups which stand on their own work just fine!

When filling the cups with the cheesecake mixture, fill nearly to the top.

They will puff up when baking, and then settle as they cool. Chill completely before spooning on the cherries.

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Mini cherry cheesecakes with a vanilla wafer crust! Easy, dessert bites with pie filling and Nilla wafers!

Mini cherry cheesecakes with a vanilla wafer crust! Easy, dessert bites with pie filling and Nilla wafers!

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes with vanilla wafter crust

Ingredients

  • 24 vanilla wafers
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 small can cherry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Set foil liners on cookie sheet or in mini cheesecake pans and remove paper inserts. Place a vanilla wafer in each cup, rounded side up.
  2. Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed for 5 minutes. Pour into each cup until nearly full, about 1/4-inch from top.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Cool completely before refrigerating. Spoon one cherry on each cheesecake and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information provided is an estimate only. Please consult the labels of ingredients you use for more accurate results.

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Michele

Sunday 22nd of December 2019

Just pulled these out of the oven. They look yummy! ๐Ÿ˜‹ I wish I would have read comments in addition to the recipe before making. The recipe says cookie sheet (which I used) but the comments say muffin tin. Mine would have held their shape better had I used the muffin tin. I am sure they are still delicious (that's what matters ๐Ÿ˜Š). Next time they will be pretty too! ๐Ÿค—

Rebekah

Monday 23rd of December 2019

Thanks, Michele! Appreciate the feedback - this recipe is on my list to update!

Brea Lovell

Sunday 17th of November 2019

My entire family absolutely loves these, it's a all time favorite!

Rebekah

Sunday 17th of November 2019

Same! And I love that it's something "different." :-)

Stacy

Friday 15th of November 2019

Hi! Are these done in a regular muffin tin or a mini muffin tin?

Rebekah

Friday 15th of November 2019

Regular. Sorry it's confusing but I realize sizes have changed over the years. We use the Reynolds 2-in cups, but they're reeeally hard to find these days. We use my mom's old mini pans, which have slightly bigger cups than my modern mini muffin pan because a whole vanilla wafer won't fit in modern day mini pans! I will have to update this post. All that to say use regular muffin tins with regular liners.

Carmen

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Ilove your recipes.Thank you for share with us

Rebekah

Monday 10th of September 2018

Thanks so much! :-)

Regina A

Saturday 17th of December 2016

So very pretty and tasty...definitely classy!