Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

5 from 9 votes

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Mini Cherry Cheesecakes are the perfect size for parties and showers, and with just six ingredients, they come together in a snap!

4 Mini Cherry Cheesecakes in pink and red paper liners.

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Sweet little Mini Cherry Cheesecakes are such a cute dessert to make and serve at just about any gathering. I was gifted this recipe at my bridal shower (I’m not going to admit how many years ago that was!) and it has been one of my go-to desserts for special occasions ever since. They’re simple to make, easy to serve, and can be changed up all kinds of ways. This is a really budget friendly dessert too. I usually try to find cream cheese at a dollar or less and stock up. This recipe makes about 18 mini cheesecakes.

Variations on Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

  • Get creative and use other toppings! I have used peach, blueberry, raspberry and lemon pie fillings. All of them were beautiful and so delicious.
  • Try fresh fruit too! Kiwi, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries or any combination of fruit would make a gorgeous summer treat. If you are going to use fresh fruit, I would suggest a layer of whipped topping before adding the fruit to adhere it to the top of the cheesecake.
  • Because these cheesecakes are meant for individual servings, you could offer a topping bar at your next party. Let guests top their own cheesecakes with all kinds of toppings, including those listed above, plus chocolate chips, nuts, butterscotch chips and candies. You can also drizzle them with chocolate syrup, caramel or butterscotch.
  • Top with caramel, chocolate and walnuts for a turtle cheesecake. The possibilities are endless!

More Cherry Recipes

I am crazy about everything cherry. If you love cherries as much as I do, we have some other cherry recipes you will definitely be interested in!

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4 Mini Cherry Cheesecakes in pink and red paper liners.

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

5 from 9 votes
Mini Cherry Cheesecakes are the perfect size for parties and showers, and with just six ingredients, they come together in a snap!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 mini cheesecakes



  • Place cupcake liners in muffin tins.
  • Put a vanilla wafer, flat side down, in the bottom of each liner.
  • Beat eggs, vanilla, sugar, and cream cheese together until smooth.
  • Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full with the cheesecake batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Top each mini cheesecake with cherry pie filling.
  • Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 410IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.2mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. I use to make these but they stopped selling the smaller liners. I think they were two inch. Where did you get yours?

    1. If you can’t find them at the grocery store, you can try a specialty baking store or on Amazon!

  2. I was hoping this recipe was the one I used to use 25 years ago! IT WAS NOT!
    I followed your recipe perfectly ; used small cup cake holders, used correct ingredients , baked as you said and the cheesecakes were terrible!
    They didn’t even taste like cheesecake. I thought my batter looked a little bit runny but I haven’t made these in so many years I forgot. I trimmed my vanilla wafer to fit in the bottom of each holder although when they baked, the cookie rose to the tap!!!
    I am so disappointed as I made for my son .

    1. I am so sorry! We have never had that happen before with this recipe! Did you add the cherry pie filling into the batter? Otherwise I don’t see how it could be runny.

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