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Miniature Cheesecakes

Time 50 minutes
Yields Makes 12 miniature cheesecakes
Miniature Cheesecakes

Crust

1

Using sharp metal cookie cutter about 2 inches in diameter, cut each graham square into a circle. Place each in paper-lined cup of muffin pan.

2

Brush each graham with butter. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle each cracker with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Assembly

1

Cream cream cheese with granulated sugar and flour. Blend in eggs, vanilla, lemon extract and half and half. Pour into prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees until just set, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool well (or freeze). Dust with powdered sugar.

You can top these with cherry pie filling, melted chocolate, or fresh fruit and warmed apricot jam.

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