Cam chose that number and theme because she and her husband were celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary. When they got married, she and her husband chose not to have a wedding cake but served their guests cheesecakes instead.
I love Cam so I was happy to help her celebrate her anniversary. I made an Irish Cream Cheesecake that first year and it was lovely. The following year I made Individual Grasshopper Cheesecakes and they were scrumptious!!
Somehow the event got sidetracked last year but this year we are back in full force and I'm, once again, sharing individual cheesecakes.
These are the easiest little cheesecakes you will ever make. I made them the first time nearly 30 years ago when one of our Sergeants was having a baby. There were not very many females on the force 30 years ago.
We worked afternoon shift and often after work during the summer months we would gather in the parking lot after work and shoot the breeze to decompress a bit before heading home.
Donna and I were the lone 2 females on the shift at the time of her pregnancy so I recruited all the guys together and we planned a midnight baby shower for her, held in the parking lot of our police station. Some of the guys brought snacks and I brought these individual little cheesecakes that I had found in one of those cook booklets that you find at the checkout counter of your grocery store.
We had balloons and gifts. She was very surprised and touched. My daughter, Amy babysat her children for many years until she went off to college and then the baton was turned over to the daughter of another officer.
I can't remember the original booklet that contained this recipe but it is simply a plain cheesecake filling poured into cupcake papers in which you have placed a nilla wafer. Top it with some canned fruit pie filling and call it a day.
When making these for a crowd or taking them to a potluck I use several different kinds of pie filling for variety. These are always a welcome addition to a dessert table.
Happy Anniversary Cam....Thanks for letting us share your day with you.
Easiest Ever Individual Cheesecakes
12 Vanilla Wafer Cookies
2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs, room temperature
12 T. fruit pie filling
Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners. Place a cookie in each.
Cream together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until light and fluffy. Divide the cream cheese filling between the muffin cups.
Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 30 minutes. Turn off heat, open the door a bit and leave in the oven for another 30 minutes. Top each cheesecake with a dollop of pie filling. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Print Recipe