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Tiny Cherry Cheesecakes

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. —Janice Hertlein, Esterhazy, Saskatchewan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

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:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry or strawberry pie filling

Directions

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

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  • marciekaygreen
    Dec 2, 2018

    Love this filling. It's so easy. I made the chocolate crust once. Now I use a mini Nilla wafer foreach crust. I put berries and kiwi on top. They are delicious and pretty!

  • joycecooks47
    Jun 2, 2018

    I added a little almond extract to the chocolate crust for more flavor

  • gunslinger
    Dec 4, 2014

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

  • saralyn_06
    Aug 22, 2013

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  • rudylenak
    Aug 2, 2012

    perfect little cheesecakes

  • karenoko01
    Apr 27, 2012

    I've made this many times for many years.Give the recipe out every time.

  • cheri314
    Oct 7, 2011

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  • Cari55a
    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! ;)

  • Pinny
    Aug 11, 2011

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  • allaboutcookies86
    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!