Make delicious mini heart shaped cheesecakes with this quick and easy recipe. A heart shaped cheesecake makes the perfect addition to any Valentine's Day, birthday, bridal shower, wedding, anniversary or special occasion.
Beat softened cream cheese and eggs together until very smooth.
Beat in 1 cup sugar and add vanilla.
Pour cheesecake batter into muffin tins, preferably with liners, until 3/4 full.
Bake at 325° for 40-minutes for regular 12-count muffin tin. Note: The recipe may yield up to 20 cakes. Also, there is no need to use a hot water bath.
Blend remaining 1/4 cup of sugar with the sour cream.
After baking the cheesecakes, add a dollop of sour cream-sugar blend in the center of the cakes and return to oven for 6 minutes.
Cool at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
Before serving, add a spoonful of cherry pie filling on each cake and sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top.