Recipe adapted from Bakerella:
Here is what you will need:
2 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp lemon juice
48 vanilla wafers (about 1/2 box)
2″ aluminum mini baking cups
Cherry Pie Filling
1. Mix the eggs, softened cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and lemon juice with an electric stand or hand-held mixer. (For about 3 minutes on Med. speed)
.... At this point you can also preheat your oven to 350F.......
2. Place all the baking cups onto a baking sheet. Since these are aluminum they do NOT need special muffin pans as they are strong enough too stand on their own. Put one wafer upside-down in each baking cup. (This is where the 2' cups are important! If you got the regular 2 1/2' cups, they will be too big for the wafer.)
4. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes.
5. Let cool
6. Add about a teaspoon of cherry pie filling on the top of each cheesecake.