Mini Cheesecakes with Vanilla Wafer Crust

mini cheesecakes recipe

Delicious bite-sized cheesecakes that are perfect for parties. 



Other Equipment Needed:


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Line mini muffin tins with cupcake wrappers
  3. Place a vanilla wafer in each wrapper – If you are struggling to get the cookie to fit then you can turn the cookie around so the rounded side is facing down.
  4. Mix cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar
  5. Add eggs and mix well
  6. Spoon the mixture over vanilla wafers – filling cupcake wrappers all of the way
  7. Bake for 25 minutes
  8. Let the mini cheesecakes cool down
  9. Remove the mini cheesecake bites from the muffin tin
  10. Top with pie topping and serve!


muffin tin

This photo shows you how the cookie will fit into the muffin tin. It doesn’t always go down 100% of the way. The cookie will have a small air pocket under it. I like to use a cupcake liner to make lifting the cheesecakes out of the tin easier and it also hides any imperfections. If you want, you can also try flipping the cookie around so the rounded part is on the bottom of the tin. It will be a bit wobbly, but it should help it fit perfectly into the mini muffin tin. There are more tips in the post about the vanilla wafer crust.