Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Cherry-Cheesecake-Cupcakes

Sometimes, nothing hits the spot like good ol’ cheesecake. I brought these to a little girl’s night recently… I was afraid that I might be a little too lazy to make a homemade concoction for this little swaray, but these are too easy- I had no excuse. You can even use Nilla Wafers instead of making a crust 😉 And the topping is totally customizable.

I personally like to freeze these… and eat them frozen. Is that weird?! I LOVE frozen desserts… if even they’re not really meant to be frozen….

The graham cracker crust is sweet and buttery, and the filling is oh-so creamy, with the most subtle hint of lemon!  And don’t even get me started on the cherry topping…it’s just classic.

Welp, I’m hungry! I hate it when I talk myself into hunger… it really doesn’t take much. I was pretty much hungry after I wrote the word cheesecake. Dang.

What’s your favorite easy dessert?!!? 

You know…………these little gems are perfect for the holidays coming up 😉 People aren’t shy about eating them either- you don’t even need a plate 😉

Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes

A sweet, buttery crust topped with creamy cheesecake and classic cherries. Ready in 35 minutes from start to finish!

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Filling

  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 21 oz. cherry pie filling

Directions:

Crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all of the crust ingredients in a large bowl & divide evenly on the bottom of each muffin tin and press down until firm to form the crust.

Bake for 5 minutes and remove from the oven. Let it cool completely in the tin.

Filling

Combine all of the filling ingredients except for the cherry pie filling. [br][br]

Disperse evenly into each muffin tin, leaving each 2/3 full. [br][br]

Bake for 15 minutes, or until set. [br][br]

Top each with cherry filling and chill in the fridge until cooled completely.

I love to freeze these in an airtight container 😉 They defrost well and even taste good frozen!

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CherryCheesecake-Cupcakes

Cherry-Cheesecake-Cupcakes