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, trace 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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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

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

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"perfect little cheesecakes"

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

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

Give the recipe out every time."

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! ;)"

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!"

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