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Reddington's Red Cherry Tarts

These Cherry Tarts are rich and delicious, but also a little sneaky with the ingredients. You wont guess what's being used as the crust.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert, Food, Recipe


  • 2 8- oz packages of cream cheese softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • vanilla wafers
  • cupcake wrappers
  • cherry pie filling


  • Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and eggs together until very smooth.
  • Add a wafer to the bottom of each muffin tin.
  • Sometimes I make mini versions of these with a mini muffin tin and the wafers are the perfect size to fill the bottom.
  • Spoon the filling over the wafers until each cupcake wrapper is two thirds full of filling.
  • This should take just about all of the filling you made.
  • Bake the tarts at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  • It usually takes my oven on the longer side for these to be completely set.
  • Wait for the cheesecakes to cool completely and then top with cherry pie filling for the perfect finishing touch.