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Miniature Cherry Cheesecakes

Simply irresistible and delicious! These elegant mini cherry cheesecakes are just the right size to delight your guests. This is a keeper!

45

Prep time
(minutes)

18

Cooking time
(minutes)

63

Total time
(minutes)

24

Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (cold)
  • 2 tablespoons water (cold)
  • 2 packages cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling

Instructions

Crust:

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 bottom and up sides of each cup.

Filling:

Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in milk and vanilla; add egg and beat on low just until combined. Spoon about 1 tablespoon into each cup. Bake at 325 degrees for 15–18 minutes or until set. Cool for 30 minutes. Carefully remove from pans; cool completely. Top with pie filling. Store in refrigerator. Makes 2 dozen.