Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cherry Cheese Tarts

This is my mother's recipe. One that was always made around the Christmas holiday in our house...but became one that was a "pleaser" anytime! They are my brother, Andy's, favorite treat. I rencently made them for him for his birthday. I also bought him a Coke bottled in Mexico from our local Cantina. He likes "Mexico Coke" better....he swears it's sweeter! 

Last week, my girlfriend Marta wanted to know if I had ever made my Salted Caramel Mason Jar Cheesecakes as "cupcakes." (I haven't!) But I referred her to this recipe instead. And suggested she omit the cherry topping and use the caramel sauce from the Mason Jar recipe instead. I'm dying to hear how they turned out! Either way, caramel or cherry, these are a hit.

Cherry Cheese Tarts
makes approx 20

24 Nilla wafers
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cans cherry pie filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line each cup with a cupcake paper.
Mix cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla.
Scrape down sides of bowl and mix again.
Place a wafer (round side up) into each cupcake liner.
Fill with cream cheese mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Don't overbake! Being so little, the cheesecakes dry out easily if cooked too long!
Cool completely, then top each tart with the pie filling.
Refrigerate until time to serve, best if at least 4 hours.
(Blueberry topping would be good too, our fam just loves cherry!)


Polka Dot Moon said...

Maybe it's a good thing I don't live next door to you! I wouldn't be fitting into anything but mou mou's!


Libby said...

Mmmm... I only had to read the title of your newest blog post to start wishing I was closer! Have one for me!

Karin Marie said...

these are darling! & just what I need to make for my daughter's tea party tomorrow! I want one now! :) did you do a regular muffin pan or a mini one? Either way super easy & cute! I can't wait to make them! Thanks for the recipe!

Karin Marie :)

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

Yum!! And I agree with your brother - the hecho en Mexico coke does taste better!

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

um, these were so yummy and perfect in every way Erin!
Everyone scarfed them up at my g'mas birthday party! I made half with the cherry topping and half with the caramel. oh my. so tasty! thank you so much for always sharing your amazing recipes and skills. love you!!!

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