Well it is that time of year again - time for school bake sales and holiday parties!
So what is easy to make and super yummy? For my son's holiday bake sale, I went with an old standby - cherry topped cheesecake cups. I also thought that this recipe would be easy to make with my son and would yield plenty of batter left in the mixing bowl for him to lick. I was right on both accounts!
Here is the recipe:
2, 8oz packages of cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Have cream cheese at room temperature, then cream with next 4 ingredients.
- Place vanilla wafer in the bottom of cup cake papers (which have been placed in muffin tins) and fill 2/3 full with cheese mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 - 20 minutes.
- Top with any type of pie filling you choose or leave plain.
Note: 1/2 can pie filling fills 1 recipe cheesecake cups.
These are always delicious and my favorite is using cherry pie topping on them. Over the years, I have also discovered that using a Kitchen Aid or an electric mixer to make a smooth batter really makes these even more tempting, plus my son loves to work anything electric.
So give these a try for your next office party, bake sale, dinner party or any other occasion!