Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes
Need a fun dessert for your next gathering? Try these mini cheesecakes. They freeze well, so you can make them ahead of time. Just pop them out of their liners and allow them to thaw at room temperature for 2-3 hours before serving.
  • 12 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (grated lemon peel)
  • 1 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
  • 12 fresh cranberries (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tin with 12 foil liners
  2. Place one vanilla wafer in each liner.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest. Use a hand mixer to blend well; then stir in dried cranberries.
  4. Fill each liner 3/4 full with cheesecake batter. Top each cake with a fresh cranberry, if you’d like.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks.