Miniature Cheesecakes

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.

Miniature Cheesecakes


  • 24 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 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.


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