Miniature American Cheesecakes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 24
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • 24 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 (12 ounce) can cherry or blueberry pie filling or fresh raspberries/blueberries/strawberries
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. Line 24 muffin cups with paper or foil baking liners.
  3. Place one vanilla wafer in each cup.
  4. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  5. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the nutmeg and vanilla.
  6. Pour mixture evenly into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until set.
  8. Cool completely, then top with fruit pie filling or fresh berries.
  9. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
An easy do-ahead dessert perfect for a party! These 24 mini cheesecakes are baked in muffin cups with a vanilla wafer for the crust. I like to keep a few of these in the freezer and top them with fresh fruit or pie filling just before serving. A family favorite that is both easy and elegant. Submitted by: "Leslie Rupper"