Mary Groharing, Freeport, Illinois, sends this cheesecake recipe that would be great for a party or potluck.
GRIT Recipe Box: January/February 2012
18 to 20 vanilla wafers (Nilla Wafers are larger, Mary says)
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can cherry or other flavor pie filling
Whipped cream, optional
Use foil cupcake liners. Place vanilla wafer in bottom.
Mix together cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, no longer. Let cool. Top with pie filling, and serve with whipped cream if desired.
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