Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Patriotic Mini Cheesecakes

Our 4th of July was absolutely fantastic! Some of the highlights include attending the parade, patriotic temporary tattoos, fireworks, launching sky lanterns, great food, fishing and spending time with family. These mini cheesecakes were my contribution to the plethora of red, white and blue desserts we had at our cookout. (By the way, we inherited this lovely kilt-like wallpaper when we moved into our house and it is on our to do list to tear it down)

I came up with this recipe by using a couple of different suggestions I found online. The next time I make it, I will make my own pie filling. I could not believe a can of blueberry pie filling cost over three dollars! The flags were a free download from http://www.pickyourplum.com/ (I love this website, they email me every week day with great crafting bargains)

Ingredients: 2 (8oz) packages of softened cream cheese, 3/4 c sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 can of blueberry pie filling and 1/2 can of cherry pie filling, one batch of crust as listed below.

  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Line mini muffin pan with paper liners. Place 1/2 tsp of crust in each liner (enough to cover the bottom)
  • Fill each liner almost to the top with cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool on a rack for 10 min.
  • Top each cheese cake with pie filling.
Mix 3/4 c crushed graham crackers (about six crushed crackers), 3 Tbsp of melted butter, and 1/8 c sugar.

The sky lanterns were a lot of fun. Thanks to my fairy godmother for coming up with the great idea and thanks to my mother-in-law for taking the photo.

Linked at: fingerprintsonthefridge, typeadecorating, blackberryvine,embellishinglifeeveryday, skiptomylou, blessedwithgrace, somedaycrafts, nightowlcrafting, thischickcooks


  1. Those little cheesecakes look yummy! I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day :)


  2. Yum, I've enjoyed these little cheesecakes for years. Your Fourth must have been one totally delicious day. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cheesecakes up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html

  3. Yum-O!!! These look delish! Thanks for your sweet comments about my lemonade stand, and stopping by our little ol' blog last week!! Looks like you guys are having a fun summer!


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