While I would not classify my mother as a gourmet cook, she loved to make things that were a bit labor intensive. When she made potato salad every little piece of vegetable was cut and diced just so in bite-sized pieces. This bite-sized tarts recipe was one of her favorites to make and one of our favorite things to eat. It is great for a party--looks delicious and is easy finger food.
You will need mini-muffin pans and paper inserts for this as well as shopping around for vanilla wafer cookies that are small enough to fit in the bottom of each cup. I think some of the 100 calorie count boxes may have the right size. The last time I tried this recipe I found Nabisco had increased the size of their cookie.
Cherry Cheesecake Tarts
Cherry pie filling (Mom always bought Thank You brand)
Mini tart liners
Set liners into mini-muffin pan and place one wafer (cookie) in the bottom of each cup.
2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbl. vanilla
1 Tbl. lemon juice
Beat at high speed for 5 minutes. Place 1 Tbl. of mixture in each lined cup of muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes until set. Add a cherry with a bit of filling to the top of each.
Now just try to keep them from going straight to your waist!