Friday, December 4, 2009

Bake Sale Treats - Cheesecake Cups

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:

Cheesecake Cups

2, 8oz packages of cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
vanilla wafers
pie filling
  1. Have cream cheese at room temperature, then cream with next 4 ingredients.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 - 20 minutes.
  4. Cool.
  5. Top with any type of pie filling you choose or leave plain.
Makes about 21 cakes.
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!



phairhead said...

would you be able to substitute frozen cherries for pie filling?

Lydia said...

Greta: they look so red and happy!

Phair: I think you could put any topping you want on these babies.

Greta said...

Yes, you can top these treats with anything you want!

moirao said...

another one!'re on a a recipe for a roll? lol