Jacquelynne Steves

Miniature Cherry Cheesecakes


Thanks to everyone for your very kind words yesterday. It means a lot to me that you read my blog and take the time to comment and show your kindness and caring. We are trying to just take things day by day. What else can you do, right? But seriously, your encouragement really cheered me up :)

So here is a “throw-back” post! This recipe originally appeared in my May 2012 newsletter.  (If you would like to subscribe to my free newsletter so you don’t miss out on yummy recipes like this, you can sign up in the box to the right.)

We served these at my daughter’s bridal shower. The recipe has been in our family for years. It is an incredibly easy way to make cheesecake, without the fancy springform pan. I always use cherries for the topping, but you could use any fruit pie filling, like blueberry or lemon. Yum! They just say Spring and Summer to me…. plus they are really pretty….


  • Box of Vanilla Wafers (round cookies)
  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 can cherry pie filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a cupcake paper in 18 muffin cups/tins. Place a cookie in the bottom of each and set aside.

Beat together cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fill cupcake papers about halfway with cream cheese mixture.

Bake for 15 minutes until set. Cool slightly and remove from pans to cooling racks.

When completely cool, top each with 2 or 3 cherries.


Makes 18 miniature cheesecakes.

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    Diana K. Carofano
    Posted August 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    I also made these many, many years ago, they are good. Thanks for the blast form the past.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted August 6, 2013 at 8:39 am | Permalink

      Yeah they are an “oldie but goodie!” I love that they are so easy- much easier than a full sized cheesecake and they’re cute!

  • MaryEllen
    Posted August 6, 2013 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    I am having company this weekend and this looks perfect! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted August 6, 2013 at 8:40 am | Permalink

      Hi MaryEllen! Let me know how they come out!

  • Berthe
    Posted August 6, 2013 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    Yum, they look good! I remember my aunt making something similar, with blueberries instead of strawberries.

  • Wendy Lefler
    Posted February 5, 2018 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this great recipe!! You are so sweet to share this😊. Love all your ideas. Wendy

  • Marilyn Trent
    Posted February 5, 2018 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for posting this Miniature Cheesecake. I started making this wow about 35 years ago while living in California. It is great, but over the years could not find the recipe. Thank you.

  • nancy
    Posted February 6, 2018 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    My son will love as will hubby. thanks

  • Kay Rice
    Posted October 11, 2018 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! Congratulations on the new building.

  • Pattie Davis
    Posted May 10, 2019 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for posting this…I was trying to think what dessert to make foe Mother’s Day…bingo…my Mother in Law will love this…Thank you again

    • Pattie Davis
      Posted May 10, 2019 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

      Oops….fat fingers today.. “for”

  • Rita AM in CT
    Posted July 21, 2019 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Thanks I think I can adapt these yummy looking cheesecakes to GF by using a GF cookie on the bottom.

  • Debra
    Posted December 1, 2019 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I’ve made these for years. But, now I use thin Oreos for the crust. One Granddaughter doesn’t want any topping; for the other Granddaughter I skip the vanilla and add a couple Tbsp of chocolate syrup and some mini chocolate chips.

    • Pam
      Posted January 1, 2020 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

      Like the idea of thin Oreos to mix it up a bit. If I make these i will eat everyone of them!

  • Debra Ahlstrom
    Posted January 1, 2020 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    I used this recipe to make cheesecake cookies this year. Made them in a mini-cupcake pan. I used a vanilla wafer for some and a mini-Oreo for others. My granddaughter preferred the ones with the Oreos because there was more cheesecake.

  • Valerir
    Posted April 7, 2020 at 10:10 pm | Permalink


  • Dianne Mann
    Posted April 7, 2020 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much! I’m going to make these for my boys and their families and deliver since we need to be separate right now. I hope you can enjoy your holiday even in some small way.

  • Alys
    Posted April 7, 2020 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    These sound delicious and fairly easy to make.

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