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Tiny Cherry Cheesecakes Recipe

Tiny Cherry Cheesecakes Recipe

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 YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 119 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.