Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites

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These Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites are the perfect simple dessert to make for a party.

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I’ve been making these cute little desserts since college.  Back in college, I was always looking for easy treats to make for my friends.  This one is a super easy treat.

Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites recipe from

The mini cheesecakes are baked in the oven in mini paper cups.  Out of the oven and cooled, they are simply topped with canned cherry pie filling.  That’s it!

It’s such an simple dessert. It’s a good one to take to a potluck.

Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites recipe from

Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites

Yield: 16 to 18 bites

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese- at room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 18 vanilla wafers
  • can of cherry pie filling
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line cupcake tins with 16 to 18 paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs with the sugar. Add pieces of cream cheese a little at a time. Beat until smooth, about 5 minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  3. Place a vanilla wafer in each paper cupcake liner. Fill 3/4 full with cream cheese mixture.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheesecake mixture is set.
  5. Cool completely. Remove cupcake liners and gently top with cherry pie filling. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  • Sandra wrote:

    I followed this to the T And I agree something is missing? And why do I have pm much left over mix? And the consistency is like thin cottage cheese mix not a cheesecake texture.. really confused

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      They should be just like little cheesecakes when cooked… topped w/ the cherry topping.

  • Judy Arnold wrote:

    I have used this recipe many times and these are great. Everybody loves them and they disappear quickly.

  • Sheila wrote:

    This recipe was missing something. The batter was very thin and the end result was not the consistency of a cheescake and didn’t really set. Wouldn’t use this recipe again.

  • LuAnn wrote:

    I made these at Christmas, and they were gone in two seconds! Absolutely fabulous…

  • Sue wrote:

    Use fancy cupcake liners, and these look special, taste great, and are quick and easy. Great for a holiday treat. We like cherry best, but any berry fruit filling works well (blueberry, strawberry, etc.)