Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

These are mini cherry cheesecakes with Oreo crust I made using Bakerella's recipe.

 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
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix.

vanilla wafers
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.
These are the aluminum baking cups I used for my mini cherry cheesecakes.

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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36 comments:

  1. I love cheesecake, and these mini ones are adorable. I would love it if you would share this at my Saturday Spotlight link party.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-17/

    Hope to see you there!

    April
    Angels Homestead

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    1. Thank you for the invite! I would love to join in on your link party!

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  2. Ooooh, these little cheesecakes sound great! I love that you used oreos for the crust...chocolate and cherries go so well together- I bet they were delicious! :)

    ~Joy from Yesterfood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Joy! They were great! The kids loved them.

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  3. These little cheesecakes look amazing and simple enough that I might actually be able to pull them off! thanks for sharing :D
    Keia @ http://improvingmewithkeialee.blogspot.com

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  4. Shared on Google+ today and also realised I am following you everywhere except via GFC ! Corrected that now :-)

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    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!

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  5. These look like they would be a great addition to any Memorial Day and Independence day celebration! Thanks for sharing at Party In Polka Dots!

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    1. Thanks Shelley! I'm actually thinking of making this for Memorial Day or July 4th.

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  6. The perfect little treat :) New follower on GFC and our shared social media! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All my Bloggy Friends - Linda and I look forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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    1. Thank you for following Jamie! I really appreciate it!

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  7. O M G ! ! !... This is so cruel, you know?... and I must definitely love cruelty because you are going to be feature tomorrow!!! yayyy come and link again and grab you featured button! Thanks so much for sharing this at Bewitch Me & Titi!

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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    1. YAY! Thank you Camila! This really made my day!

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  8. Congratulations for being featured on Cami’s link party.
    New follower/fan here! Would love it if you’d stop by my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop this week on Ducks ‘n a Row
    Blessings,
    Sinea
    Ducks ‘n a Row

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    1. Thanks Sinea - what a beautiful name - I'll head on there right now. See you!

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  9. These look so yummy! I'll have to make them sometime :) Cheesecake is my favorite!

    She Turned Her Dreams Into Plans

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  10. Your mini cheesecakes look absolutely delicious! Might have to try your recipe...

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    1. Thank you Shelley! Feel free to try it!

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  11. Big cheesecake fan and these look lovely. Will pop them on my to cook list! :-)

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    1. Hope you love them as much as we did!

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  12. Those look wonderful! I think I will maybe try these with strawberries, though. Stopping by to give new like and follows from the Show Off Weekend Blog Party! Thanks for linking up! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Stacey! I hope you're having a great weekend too!

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  13. You've been pinned!! Here from the weekend showoff hop. BB2U

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  14. That does look good and I am definitely a cheesecake fan! Thanks for sharing this with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party!

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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  15. Those are so adorable and they look delicious!!!

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    1. Thank you! My family and I loved them!

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  16. Thanks for posting over at www.eatdrinkeat.com on my grilled bananas! I love your site and am definitely pinning this amazing dessert!

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    1. Thank you so much Kelley! The bananas you made look really good. I definitely have to try them soon.

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  17. Ohhh wow this looks delicious ...

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  18. These are so classic. Love how they look!

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