Mini Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

Well, our sister Steph gets married in 5 short days! The rest of the sisters have really been trying to watch what we eat because we have dresses that we need to fit into for the wedding . . .

I made these cheesecakes for a family party, thinking that they would be perfect for those who just wanted a bite of dessert instead of a large serving. Well, my plan totally backfired and before I knew it, I had popped about 12 of these little cheesecakes into my mouth. Not only are they adorable to look at, but they are made with a vanilla wafer crust that is absolutely amazing! They are pretty much irresistible on all levels. So, my dress may be a little snug this weekend at the wedding and I will totally be blaming it on these cheesecakes . ..and the ice cream I ate last night . . . and the piece of fudge that was calling my name . . .Dang. I seriously have no self control! Ha ha!

Serves: 48

Mini Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 box (6 oz) vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line miniature muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. Mix together the crushed vanilla wafers and melted butter until fully incorporated and press 1/2 teaspoon of the crushed vanilla wafer mixture into each paper cup.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Fill each miniature muffin liner with cream cheese mixture, almost to the top.
  5. Place pans in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Let cool and top with a teaspoonful of cherry pie filling (or you other favorite flavor of pie filling, fresh fruit, or other cheesecake topping).

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14 Responses to “Mini Cherry Cheesecake Recipe”

  1. Ohh,these are one of my favorite things!My mom and grandma have been making pretty much the same recipe for as long as I can remember...Do you know how many this recipe would make?I am thinking of making some of these for the cookie table at my wedding next year..I think they would go great with the coffee bar!

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