Easy Mini Cheesecakes

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this recipe before, but I was making these for my book club yesterday and couldn’t find the recipe on the ol’ blog, so I figured it was well past time I shared it.  These are delicious, easy to make, and semi-not terrible for you if you practice moderation and use fat-free cream cheese (okay, they’re probably not great for you, but I justify that they’re still better than eating a slice of legit cheesecake).

You’ll need:
1 Box Vanilla wafers (You could substitute graham cracker crust here, but I’m lazy and honestly, the vanilla wafers do the same thing in about 1/16th the time).
2 8 oz. packages cream cheese at room temperature (I buy fat-free blocks of cream cheese, you can go whole hog and buy real cream cheese, just don’t tell me, I suffer from metabolism envy.)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
Pie Filling, Pastry Filling, Preserves – sky’s the limit (my preference is raspberry pastry filling, but whatever floats your boat will work – blueberry, cherry, chocolate, caramel).

Place a vanilla wafer in the bottom of foil muffin liners. Mix cream cheese (make sure it’s at room temperature or you’ll get a lumpy mess), sugar, and vanilla until well blended. Add eggs and beat mixture together. Spoon into cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Let cool and top with pie filling. Chill before serving. They’re delicious.

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  1. This is definitely going in the after-Lent file. Yum!

  2. Oh yum! Going to try these soon.

  3. These are what I need in my life. And sadly, these look moderately healthy compared to my diet of-late. Fruit on top. 😉

  4. Yeah.Man. I can’t wait to make these. I love a mini anything. And things like springform pans scare me so no real cheesecakes will ever be born in my kitchen.

  5. Great idea. Have you seen the chocolate cream cheese? It would be cool to try that in this recipe.

  6. Making these today and wondering if I can make a day ahead, or is it vest to make the day of? Thanks!

  7. Oh, and how many? 🙂