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Tea Cheesecakes

Servings: Makes about 2 dozen
When you're looking for a great idea for
your next tea or social event, try these sweet little individual cheesecakes that you can decorate with different toppings or fruits as desired to dress up the tea, dinner or dessert table.

1 1/2 cups graham cracker or
chocolate wafer crumbs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 300° F (150°C). Combine
crumbs, sugar and margarine; press equal portions onto bottoms of 24 lightly greased* or paper-lined muffin cups.

In large mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Spoon equal amounts of mixture (about 3 tablespoons) into prepared cups.

Bake for 20 minutes or until
spring back when lightly touched.
Cool. Chill. Garnish as desired.
Refrigerate leftovers.

*If greased muffin cups are used, cool baked cheesecakes. Freeze 15
minutes, remove from pans. Proceed as above.

Tips: Garnish with fresh fruits, candies, whipped toppings or chocolate

Variation-Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes:
Add 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, to batter; mix well.
Proceed as above. Bake 20-25 minutes.

Makes about 2 dozen mini cheesecakes.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: July 24, 2002