Tiny Cherry Cheesecakes Recipe
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Tiny Cherry Cheesecakes Recipe

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I prepare these mini cheesecakes every Christmas and for many weddings. I've received countless compliments and recipe requests. When I send these along in my husband's lunch, I have to be sure to pack to extras because the men he works with love them, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry or strawberry pie filling

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 119 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar and cocoa; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Shape into 24 balls. Place in greased miniature muffin cups; press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of each cup.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in milk and vanilla. Add egg; beat on low just until combined. Spoon about 1 tablespoonful into each cup.
  3. Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Carefully remove from pans to cool completely. Top with pie filling. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Tiny Cherry Cheesecakes in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p29

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 213957
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"Very pretty tasty treat, since it is individual servings it's great for a potluck, or party!"

rudylenak User ID: 3071215 31719
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"perfect little cheesecakes"

karenoko01 User ID: 5912089 64637
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"I've made this many times for many years.

Give the recipe out every time."

Cari55a User ID: 6178483 69601
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"I have made this recipe for many years and referred MANY people to use the recipe as well! No matter who uses it, they always tell me they got rave reviews on them and ran out!! So, always make at least a double batch! ;)"

allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 64590
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"These were fun little cheesecakes to make. They don't have a ton of flavor but they are still good in their own way. I look foward to making them again!"

missi2111 User ID: 5713340 23106
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"I've made these many times. They disappear quickly. Bite sized yumminess!"

mwilsonrdh User ID: 4285353 69600
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"Chocolate crust did not seem to have enough flavor. Maybe use crushed cookies?"

kelly333 User ID: 1779062 24809
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

"I made these petite Cheesecakes for my little sister's Tea Party. They were perfect for the occasion."

October13 User ID: 3434485 24352
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"My family really liked these!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2488814 84299
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2008

"These little cheesecakes are very delicous. I made them for a bridal shower, they we're very elegant and tasty!"

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