I made this for Bub’s birthday. He recently turned 24 and still requests mini cheesecake for his birthday each year. It is perfect for any time of the year. This is a simple recipe that turns out luscious cheesecakes every single time. They are mini but are big on flavor!
· 1 ½ pkgs. cream cheese softened
· 1/2 c. sugar
· 2 eggs, beaten
· 1 tsp. vanilla
· 1 tsp. lemon juice
· Pie filling (I used cherry)
· Mini graham cracker pie crusts
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice together until well blended. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing on low and mix just until blended. Pour into the crusts. Bake 22-24 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and then top with pie filling.
Topping Suggestions: lemon curd, canned fruit such as cherry pie filling, strawberry pie filling or homemade apple pie filling. Top with some homemade whipped cream!
What is the food or dessert you want for your birthday? I want Pot Roast or Swiss Steak with some whole wheat hot rolls, followed by a Southern Hand Pie or a Cherry Dump Cake!