Friday, April 1, 2011

Petite Cheesecakes

Simple baking is something I truly enjoy.  It brings a cozy comfort to the kitchen and soul like nothing else.

Here's an old favorite.  Simple little cheesecakes that Mom made all the time.

 Easy ingredients...

 Vanilla wafers that serve as the cheesecake crust...

 Light and fluffy batter...

 Strawberry preserves for topping...

 Perfect little 'single' servings...

One for you, two for me...

Petite Cherry Cheesecake

2 - 8 oz. packages cream cheese (softened)
3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
24 vanilla wafers
1 - 21 oz. can cherry pie filling (or your preferred topping)

Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Line muffin pans with paper bake cups and place a vanilla wafer at the bottom of each cup.
Fill the cups 2/3 full with cream cheese mixture.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until set.
Top each cheesecake with about 1 tablespoon of pie filling; chill.

Makes about 2 dozen.

Ridiculously easy.  Have a yummy day :-)


  1. Hi Josie! Thanks for the lovely comment...also good to see you are also making squares for Hawthorn. I need to crack on with them now I have finished the blanket! These cakes look fabulous, by the way xx

  2. They really do look scrumdiddlyicious x

  3. There is something for you at Apples and Pears!

  4. They look delicious, and how nice to have individual servings, though I'm a piggy and would have to have two!

  5. Oh Josie, Those look so good. I'm so hungry right now, too. They're the perfect size for portion control! I bet they freeze well. Just gonna have to try them soon. Thanks for sharing! Hope you're having a fab wknd!

  6. Simply looks fabulous. Love to try with wafer base. Good idea.

  7. Never thought to make mini cheesecakes! Will definatly be trying these out over Easter.

  8. They look gorgeous. Must get the ingredients in for these. Will remember to only eat one at a time, only eat one at a time...


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