Mini Cherry Cheesecakes with Vanilla Wafer Crusts

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are delicious little cheesecakes, perfect for any occasion. Experiment with different toppings instead of cherry if you like.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Line regular sized muffin pans or cupcake tins with paper baking cups and place a vanilla wafer in the bottom of each cup.
  4. Fill the cups 2/3 full of cream cheese mixture.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until set.
  6. When warm, top each with a tablespoon of cherry filling.
  7. Chill in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

These are wonderful!! Made them for a family get-together yesterday. I topped half with cherry pie filling and the other half with blueberry. They were gone in a flash!! Definitely will be making these again! Thanks~~ ~Manda

Manda May 31, 2002

These are fantastic! I’m a die-hard fan for anything cheesecake. I loved the addition of lemon juice as it always seems to balance flavors out. They would be most appropriate for any occasion and they look so elegant plated. I’m submitting a photo of these beautiful little treats and I thank you Karen for the great recipe!

HOUSEMANAGER (Charlene) July 23, 2002

Easy to make and yummy to eat. Used light cream cheese, splenda and lite cherry pie filling. No one knew they were eating a light dessert.

jacee23 April 11, 2010