Friday, August 20, 2010

Mini Cheesecakes

Happy Friday!!  If you ever happen to attend a wedding in western Pennsylvania, you will most likely be introduced to the cookie table.  The exact origin of the cookie table is not known, but according to Wikipedia:
Cookie tables are included in primarily Italian or Catholic wedding receptions. Other groups that also have cookie tables or cookie platters are the Greeks, Slovaks, Serbian Orthodox, Austrian/Hungarian, and Scandinavians. The inclusion of a cookie table is more widely known where those of Italian ancestry settled, and also in some cases, of the other groups mentioned above.
It wasn't until I got married that I found out cookie tables were a regional thing.  My mom baked most of the cookies for my wedding and the same is true for my sister's recent wedding.  My contribution to the cookie table were these delicious little mini cheesecakes.

Mini Cheesecakes

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers
1 can blueberry (or any flavor) pie filling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line miniature muffin tins (tassie pans) with miniature paper liners
  2. Add one vanilla wafer to the bottom of each liner
  3. With an electric mixer, cream together the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla
  4. Fill each liner with the cream cheese mixture 3/4 full
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes
  6. Cool and then top with a teaspoonful of blueberry (or any other flavor) pie filling
One batch made about 50 itty bitty cheesecakes

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