Cherry Cheesecake Tarts: How To Get Out Of The Doghouse

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Joe’s Favorite

It’s time for dessert since you had soup yesterday.

This was Joe’s favorite dessert and got me out of the doghouse on more than one occasion.

When my mother-in-law taught me how to make this she stated the mixture had to be beaten EXACTLY 5 minutes, not a second more or less.  Why I do not know.

I usually make this to take when I go to my brother-in-law’s for Christmas.  It always is a big hit.


Cherry Cheesecake Tarts

From kitchen of Michele & Mother–in–Law Mary Kearns. 


1# Cream Cheese Softened

3/4 C Sugar

1 T lemon juice

2 eggs

1 t Vanilla

Vanilla Wafers

1 can Cherry Pie filling


Combine cheese, sugar, lemon, vanilla & eggs in large bowl.

Beat on high speed for EXACTLY 5 minutes.

Line tins with 1 ½ in paper liners, put 1 wafer in each lined tin, fill with 1 T cheese cake mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until thin cracks appear on top.  Let cool.

Will appear to fall.

Put 1 t of cherry filling on top.

Makes 36.


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