Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Recipe: Cherry, Cherry

Cherry cheesecake tarts were Joe’s favorite dessert.

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.

This used to be made for Christmas Day, but I have not taken it for years. Maybe this I will take these again.


Cherry Cheesecake Tarts

From Mother-in-law's kitchen 


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.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.