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This post is in response to Erica's question from yesterday: What is your most favorite dessert recipe?
Erica, that changes frequently, but lately these little tasties are what I have been craving:
They are quick, easy, versatile and fantastic! In fact, they would make a great treat to share with your Valentines tonight. My favorite way to enjoy them is topped with chocolate and fresh fruit.
Marvelous Mini Cheesecakes
12 vanilla wafers*
2 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese (softened)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Line a muffin tin with liners. (Paper liners work, but foil ones look fancier & open easier.) Place one vanilla wafer in each liner. Mix cream cheese, vanilla and sugar at medium speed until well blended. (It blends best when the cream cheese is not cold.) Add eggs to cream cheese mixture and blend well. Pour mixture over vanilla wafers, filling each liner about 3/4 full.
Bake for 25 minutes at 325 degrees. Remove from pan when cool then refrigerate.
Top each mini cheesecake with fresh fruit, pie filling, chocolate, nuts, crushed candy bars - whatever floats your boat!
*Another way to make the crusts is to crush 24 vanilla wafers (or 6 whole graham crackers or 9 Oreos) and put a couple of tablespoons of the crushed goodness into the bottom of the liners.
(This recipe only makes 12 cheesecakes so you might want to double it. I'm just sayin'.)