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Mini Cherry Cheesecakes


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Serves 12 | Prep Time | Cook Time

Ingredients

1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
TOPPING:
1 pound pitted canned or frozen tart red cherries
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Red food coloring, optional


In a bowl, combine crumbs and butter.


Press gently into the bottom of 12 paper-lined muffin cups.


In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, vanilla, lemon juice, sugar and egg; beat until smooth.


Spoon into crusts.


Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until set. Cool completely.


Drain cherries, reserving 1/2 cup juice in a saucepan; discard remaining juice.


To juice, add cherries, sugar, cornstarch and food coloring if desired.


Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; boil for 1 minute.


Cool; spoon over cheesecakes.


Chill for at least 2 hours.


Pairs Well With


Notes

A dash of local for every season
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