Alright, let's do this... preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Foil cupcake liners
- 1 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (it would be fun for kids to help out with this part, put in a ziplock bag and roll over with a rolling pin)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (just for fun!)
Mix together, and press in each cupcake liner to make a small crust for your cheesecakes! Bake them at 375 for about 7 or 8 minutes. This would be great for a full sized crust for your favorite pie, too!
- 2 packages (8 oz) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
You can be creative and top them with whatever you want: chocolate, caramel, turtle topping, cherry, blueberry, sweetened whip cream and strawberries, canned pie filling, fresh fruit... totally your choice. I did half of mine with cherry pie filling and the other half with chocolate ganache and strawberries. MMM!