MOM’S (ROSE’S) BITE-SIZED CHEESE CAKES

(I’ve kept this recipe since I was in St. Margaret’s Grammar School. My mother and I used to make these two-bite cheese cakes for every one of their numerous bake sales.)

¾ cups sugar
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese
2 eggs
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla
Box of vanilla wafers

  • Beat all ingredients until fluffy. Place a vanilla wafer in lined cupcake pan (use small liners).
  • Fill 2/3 full with cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • When cool, top with a spoon of pie filling.*

*Or whatever you’d like to top the cheesecakes with. For the Dancefest, I used a dollop of lemon curd and 3-4 fresh blueberries because it was blueberry season. Sliced strawberries would work or any kind of fresh berry or even fruit jam.