Sweetheart Cheesecakes

Mini Cheesecakes StrawberryYou’ll capture the hearts of all your “objects-of-affection” this Valentine’s Day when you serve these easy to make Miniature Sweetheart Cheesecakes. Offer a tempting variety with fresh strawberries (pictured), red cherry, blueberry or lemon toppings.

♥ Miniature Sweetheart Cheesecakes ♥

2 – 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
18 vanilla wafers
18 cupcake papers
1 can strawberry, red cherry, lemon or blueberry pie filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake papers in muffin tin; spray each paper lightly with cooking spray; set aside.

Put 1 vanilla wafer in the bottom of each cupcake paper (this is the crust or platform).

Blend cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture into cupcake papers (on top of the vanilla wafer); fill 2/3 full.

Bake for 15 minutes; allow to cool for about 15-20 minutes. Place in refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours; carefully peel papers away from mini-cheesecake.

Top with your favorite fresh fruit (pictured) or pie filling and a tiny dollop of whipped topping, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

One recipe yields 18 Miniature Sweetheart Cheesecakes. It’s wise to double this recipe as these delicious little devils disappear faster than you can say, “zing went the strings of my heart.”

Original recipe comes from the kitchen of Christy Heinen, Carlsbad, NM.
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Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
~Pablo Picasso

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