Sunday, May 18, 2008

Recipe: Mini Cherry Cheescakes

Use 4 (8 oz.) Philadelphia brand cream cheese bricks
1 1/2 cup of sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla (no imatation here)
Around 36 Nilla brand vanilla wafers
1 can of cherry topping or water packed cherry pie topping, blueberry,peach, lemon curd with a few sprigs of grated lemon zest:)

Beat cream cheese until there is no lumps which is very important. I use hand electric beaters. Add the sugar, and then one egg at a time until blended. Add your oure vanilla extract.

Place paper cupcake liners in each muffin/cupcake hole and place 1 Nilla wafer in each liner. Pour batter until almost to top. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven. Mine baked perfectly in 16 mintues. Time varies. I do place a glass pan filled with water underneath on the bottom rack to produce some moisture for the cheescakes.

Chill in fridge for at least 8 hours. Place your favorite topping on each before serving. Even the plain ones without topping are delish!



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