I made these mini cherry cheesecakes last Mother's Day. It was really easy to make and the kids loved it. Hopefully my mom liked it too. This is actually the second time I tried making it. I've seen the recipe on Bakerella a while back and it was just so good and so simple I just couldn't resist making it again.
So here it is,
2 package of (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2" aluminum mini baking cups
Cherry Pie Filling
Place a vanilla wafer in each mini baking cup. Spoon approximately 3 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture over each wafer. Makes about 4 dozen.
I couldn't find the 2" aluminum baking cups she used, but I found this at the Commissary in the Navy Base for 66 cents. They're 2 1/2 inches but I didn't have any problem with it.
I followed Bakerella's instructions on the cream cheese mixture. But for the crust, instead of using Nilla wafers, I crushed up some Oreo cookies, mixed it with some melted butter, and pressed it onto the baking cups.
Here's a picture of my little helper scraping off the cream from the Oreo cookies.
He's asking if we can make them again. But this time, he wants strawberries instead of cherries on top. Hmmm... It actually sounds like a good idea. We might just have to try that.
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