Mini Cherry Oreo Cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Oreo Cheesecakes – EASY mini cheesecakes loaded with cherries and an Oreo cookie crust!! The hit of your Valentine’s Day party! Mini food is IRRESISTIBLE!!

Mini Cherry Oreo Cheesecakes - EASY mini cheesecakes loaded with cherries and an Oreo cookie crust!! The hit of your Valentine's Day party! Mini food is IRRESISTIBLE!!

Happy Valentine’s Day a little bit early. I baked you some mini cherry cheesecakes with an Oreo cookie crust.

They will be the hit of your Valentine’s Day party – whether it’s an office party or a date night in – who can resist these. Or for those who like to plan (way) ahead, save the recipe for your holiday parties.

It’s an easy, one-bowl recipe that’s not fussy at all. You don’t even have to make a crushed Oreo cookie crust and dirty your food processor. Just plop a whole Oreo in the bottom of a muffin liner and you’re set.

The creamy filling is as easy as mixing up cream cheese, sugar, and stirring in cherry pie filling.

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Mini Cherry Oreo Cheesecakes - EASY mini cheesecakes loaded with cherries and an Oreo cookie crust!! The hit of your Valentine's Day party! Mini food is IRRESISTIBLE!!

I used almond extract in the filling because I adore it, and it goes especially well with all things cherry, but you can use vanilla extract if you prefer.

The filling makes enough for about 18 mini cheesecakes but because I don’t have an 18-count pan nor do I like to bake on two racks at the same time because things can bake unevenly, I filled one 12-count muffin pan and lined an 8×4 loaf pan with parchment.

I put Oreos on the bottom of the loaf pan and poured the remaining filling over the top. Major win because the muffin pan and the loaf pan baked side by side on the same rack, albeit the mini cheesecakes were done in about 30 minutes and the loaf took about 45 minutes.

Mini Cherry Oreo Cheesecakes – EASY mini cheesecakes loaded with cherries and an Oreo cookie crust!! The hit of your Valentine’s Day party! Mini food is IRRESISTIBLE!!

Mini Cherry Oreo Cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Oreo Cheesecakes – EASY mini cheesecakes loaded with cherries and an Oreo cookie crust!! The hit of your Valentine’s Day party! Mini food is IRRESISTIBLE!!

Ingredients:

  • 18 Oreo cookies
  • two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened (I used 1 regular and 1 lite)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons almond extract (vanilla extract may be substituted)
  • one 20-ounce can cherry pie filling with more fruit, divided

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line an 18-count muffin pan with paper muffin liners OR line a 12-count muffin pan with paper liners and line an 8×4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place 1 Oreo in the bottom of each muffin cavity and about 6 Oreos in the bottom of the 8×4-inch pan; set aside.
  3. To a large bowl, add the cream cheese, eggs, extract, and beat with a handheld electric mixer on high speed for about 5 minutes or until smooth.
  4. Add half the can of cherry pie filling and stir well by hand to combine; set remainder aside.
  5. Fill each of the muffin cavities solidly 3/4-full and if you’re using the loaf pan for the extra filling, add the remaining filling to it.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes for the mini cheesecakes and bake the loaf pan for about 45 minutes. Because all pans, ingredients, climates, etc. vary, bake until done. When done, the mini cheesecakes will be quite domed, puffy, and still a bit jiggly in the center but they will fall and firm up as they cool. If there is very light browning on top, they’re likely done. Set pan(s) aside to cool.
  7. After they’ve cooled, add a generous dollop of the remaining cherry pie filling to the top of the cheesecake. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge if desired. Cheesecakes will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 1 week; if you know you’re going to save them for awhile in the fridge, I would add the final topping of cherries just prior to serving rather than days in advance.

Adapted from Lucky Leaf

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11 comments on “Mini Cherry Oreo Cheesecakes”

  1. These are adorable–and an oreo on the bottom sounds perfect with cherries on top! Your Valentine’s day desserts rock!!

  2. They’re so adorable, and I love the idea of a hint of chocolate with the vibrant flavor of cherry. Nomsies!

  3. Almond extract all the way! I think I remember my mom making something similar to this–without the cherry pie filling and with a vanilla wafer as the crust–but chocolate cherry is one of my all-time faves so this sounds even better!

  4. I’m up for vanilla extract. And I’d be really happy if my mini oreo cheesecakes turned out like yours- vibrant and delicious.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too, in advance :D

  5. hey girl- these look amazing! yummy!

  6. Thank you for providing such tasty and attractive deserts.

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