Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mini Cheesecakes

I was invited to my friend Becky's house to watch the Bachelorette last night.  Each of us were to bring an appetizer.  The first thing that came to mind was dessert.  These mini cheesecakes are perfect for an appetizer party because they don't require a fork (unless you want to be lady-like).  Unfortunately, my headache turned much worse so I had to pass on the party, but I sent these with a friend so that they could enjoy them.

Mini Cheesecakes
2 8oz packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
12 vanilla wafers

Preheat over to 325 degrees.  Line muffin tins with foil wrappers.  Put a vanilla wafer into each wrapper.  Mix together cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar until creamy.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time.  Fill each muffin cup 3/4 of the way full;.  Bake at 325 for 25 minutes.  When they come out of the oven, they will look like regular cupcakes, but as they cool, they will fall and create a small indentation.  Once they are cool, remove from muffin tins and top with desired topping.  I used cherry pie filling, but blueberry is also yummy.  Fresh berries or chocolate ganache would also be delicious.

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