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If you’ve ever craved cheesecake or needed to make a last-minute dessert for a party and didn’t want to go through the all-day process that most cheesecakes take, then this recipe is for you! They take literally 5-minutes to throw together and bake for about 20-minutes in a cupcake pan. Let them cool for a little while and they’re ready to go in under an hour! They’re so easy, I let the kids make them completely themselves. In addition to being a perfect weeknight dessert, I also love that they’re perfectly portioned so I don’t end up eating half the pan myself. :) My family adores these fun little treats and they also make for a great party finger food!
2 pkg. (8-ounces each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbs. lemon juice (optional)
12 vanilla wafers
paper cupcake liners
your favorite pie filling (or for turtle cheesecake variety: pecan halves, chocolate syrup, and caramel ice cream topping)
Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, eggs, and lemon juice to the cream cheese and beat until creamy. Place one vanilla wafer in the bottom of each cupcake paper in a muffin pan.
Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the top of cookies about 3/4 full.
Makes 12 mini cheesecakes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool* and top with about a tablespoonful of pie filling.
*NOTE: The centers of the mini cheesecakes will sink as they cool. It makes a perfect little indentation to hold the pie filling in place.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
TURTLE CHEESECAKE VARIETY: Instead of topping with pie filling, add a pecan half, a drizzle of caramel, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup! YUM!
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