Monday, December 5, 2011

Cherry Cheesecake Tarts

Today I'm making my go to, super easy dessert that I always make for Christmas.
  This makes 2 1/2 dozen tarts and is great for taking to pot-lucks or adding to your Christmas cookie tray.
  The hardest part of this recipe is finding the Christmas muffin paper liners.  I sometimes find them at the bulk food store and always stock up when I see them.
  All you need is:

1 Cup Sugar
3 pkgs. cream cheese (250g or 8 oz.) 
My "old" recipes are not in metric measure - that's how old I am :) !
4 eggs
4 tsp. lemon juice (be sure to use a real lemon - it's the best)
"Nilla" wafers (a.k.a. vanilla cookies)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
Beat eggs, add sugar, softened cream cheese and lemon.  Mix till smooth.
Line muffin or tart tins with paper liners, place a vanilla wafer in bottom of each cup, spoon the batter into each cup - filling to 3/4 full.

  Bake for 18-20 minutes.  
Cool - tarts will slightly sink in the middle when cooling.  Chill or freeze at this point.
Just before serving - garnish with some cherry pie filling.  



  1. Sounds yummy!! And easy! Thanks for posting!
    Juanita J.

  2. mmm my absolute fav, mom!!

  3. My favorite too!! They should be called Christmas in the country tarts. I will make them this year for our family. Everyone loved them! Have a great christmas Jim and Rosella.
    Love Alyssa

  4. Merry Christmas to you too Alyssa. These were indeed a Christmas in the Country tart!

  5. Hey Rosella! I stumbled across this blog through the Healthy Ginger! So much news and fun as I 'lurk' around! Congrats to our little flowergirl. The mini cheesecake recipe cracks me up. The girls and I did this one year - mini version that involved shaving the 'nilla wafers down with a rasp. It's a story that gets repeated over and over again. GLAD to see the neopolitan square recipe - yum!

    Enjoy this REALLY special time, looking forward to more news!


    1. Thanks Melodie - so so nice to hear from you!!!! We have lost touch way too long. Yes, your little flowergirl is getting married and we are so thrilled for her. I'd love to hear the story about the mini cheesecakes!! Your girls are probably getting all "growed" up and into their teens by now - wow!


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