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Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

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  3 reviews
  • 20 min prep time
  • 2 hr 15 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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After just 20 minutes of preparation, these darling desserts will be ready to bake and chill.

Ingredients

24
vanilla wafer cookies
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup sugar
2
eggs
1
teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
1
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
1/2
cup toasted, sliced almonds

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 24 regular-size muffin cups with paper liners. Place 1 vanilla wafer cookie in bottom of each cup.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and almond extract with electric mixer on medium-high speed 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is light and fluffy. Spoon evenly into muffin cups (about 2/3 full).
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from muffin cups to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours before serving.
  • 4 Just before serving, top each cheesecake with generous tablespoon pie filling; sprinkle with almonds.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 24 regular-size muffin cups with paper liners. Place 1 vanilla wafer cookie in bottom of each cup.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and almond extract with electric mixer on medium-high speed 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is light and fluffy. Spoon evenly into muffin cups (about 2/3 full).
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from muffin cups to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours before serving.
  • 4 Just before serving, top each cheesecake with generous tablespoon pie filling; sprinkle with almonds.

Expert Tips

For a festive touch, use holiday paper liners – you’ll find them at specialty food stores.

You can make and freeze these for up to 4 weeks. Thaw in the refrigerator and top as directed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
75mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
13%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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