Dream Cheesecakes

  • Yield: 6 dozen


1 1/2pounds cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/2teaspoons vanilla extract
1cup sugar
5-- eggs
1pint sour cream
1/4cup sugar
1teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Line 1 1/2-inch thick muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. Make the filling:  Place the cream cheese and vanilla in a large bowl and cream with an electric mixer.  Add the sugar and eggs and mix well.
  3. Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of the filling into the prepared muffin cups and bake until the tops crack (they will not be brown), about 20 minutes.
  4. Make the topping:  Combine the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix well.
  5. Spoon a small amount of the topping onto each cheesecake.  Bake for 5 minutes.  Let cool and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Charleston’s Charleston Receipts Album; An Organizer for your Collected Recipes (Charleston, South Carolina 2007).