24 mini cheesecakes baked in muffin cups with a vanilla wafer for the crust. These easy do-ahead desserts are perfect for a party. Keep a batch in your freezer and top with the cherry pie filling just before serving.
24 vanilla wafer cookies
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (12 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper or foil baking liners. Place one vanilla wafer in each cup.
2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the nutmeg and vanilla. Pour mixture evenly into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until set. Cool completely, then top with cherry pie filling. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.