Cherry Jubilee Chocolate Cheesecakes

Cherry Jubilee Chocolate Cheesecake

Hey, there cheesecake fans.  Yeah, I’m talking to you:-)  These chocolate cherry cheesecakes are going to blow your cheesecake lovin minds.    You totally need to try these cherry filled cheesecake minis sometime this holiday season.  I love how plain and chocolatey they look, but then one bite and you realize it is so much more!!!  

Cherry Jubilee Chocolate Cheesecake

 A few weeks ago Lucky Leaf contacted me about trying some of their pie fillings.  I have to be honest…I had never eaten this brand of pie filling before.  So, what did I do as soon as I opened the can of cherry pie filling?  Why grab a spoon and eat a big spoonful of course.  I don’t really like sour stuff, so I was very excited to taste this and realize how SWEET the filling was.  It was such a pretty shade of red too.   I resisted the urge to just hide in a closet and down the entire can.

Cherry Jubilee Chocolate Cheesecake

I kept thinking about what kind of pie I wanted to share with you.  Each day I would suggest something different to my husband.  He finally stopped me and told me to just make a cheesecake.  He’s right you know.  The only time we use a pie filling is usually when we are making some sort of cheesecake or a breakfast pastry.

Oh, yeah, I do remember this blueberry version I made a while ago.

The day he suggest this, my brain went crazy with all sorts of ideas.  But I finally decided that since Christmas is only like 45 days away, we needed to stick with something  that said, “Hello, holidays”.  One of the things that I always remember about Christmas is those boxes of chocolate covered cherries that you can only buy at this time of year.  I know some people don’t really like them, but I actually love those cheap little candies.

Cherry Jubilee Chocolate Cheesecake

I stopped at Walmart with every good intention of just buying cream cheese and some hair product.  I should know by now that I can’t just “run” into any store and get out in a minute or two.  Try an hour later and a cart full of only baking supplies…why is it that I never seem to buy real food?   Now if I could just remember what I bought all the other supplies for.  In the store I had some good ideas, and I’m thinking I should have written them down.

Maybe if I eat another chocolate cherry cheesecake it will jog my memory:-)

Cherry Jubilee Chocolate Cheesecake

 Do you want to try your own can of pie filling?   If you come back on Tuesday, I will be giving away a pie filling gift pack from Lucky Leaf.  Check out some more pie filling recipes from Lucky Leaf.

Here are a few more cheesecakes for your holiday table:

Strawberrylicious Chocolate Cheesecake

Mint Cheesecake Brownies

Mocha Oreo Cheesecake 

Triple Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes

Or check out my  Cheesecake Love Pinterest Board for ideas I find on the web.

 

Cherry Jubilee Chocolate Cheesecakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 20 cheesecakes

Cherry Jubilee Chocolate Cheesecakes

Chocolate cheesecakes with a cherry pie filling center and topped with a chocolate ganache.

Ingredients

2 (8 oz. each) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. plain yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. flour
3/4 c. chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. shortening
1 can (21 oz.) Lucky Leaf cherry pie filling
2 1/2 c. Oreo cookie crumbs
5 Tbsp. butter, melted
10 Andes Cherry Jubilee Thins, cut in half
1 c. Cool Whip
1/2 c. whipping cream
1 c. chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter. Spoon evenly into 20 cupcake liners and press down. Set aside.
  2. Cream together the cream cheese and sugar until light. Add the eggs, yogurt, flour and vanilla and beat again.
  3. Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted. Let cool for 1-2 minutes. Pour into the cheesecake batter and beat until mixed thoroughly. Spoon the batter evenly into the cupcake liners. Using a smaller spoon, pull aside some of the batter and drop I tsp. cherry pie filling into the center of the cheesecakes. Swirl very lightly. Bake at 350* for 25 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. In a sauce pan heat the whipping cream to boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips. Stir until melted. Let cool for a few minutes. Place a spoonful on each cheesecake and spread out. Let set. Top with cool whip and cherry candies if desired.
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*Lucky Leaf provided me with 4 cans of pie filling and a pie warmer to review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

 

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  1. says

    These look amazing! I am not a fan of cheesecake but the hubs got this awesome one at Emerils once had me try it and I loved it lol! I bet I will love this! He loves cheesecake! Our anni is Thursday I think I will make these for him! Cherry Jubilee mint thins yum! Where can you find these at? Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Jocelyn says

      The good thing about these little ones is that there isn’t a whole lot of cheesecake for those that don’t like it that much. Of course I had to eat about 6 because I love the stuff:-) I found the Andes Cherry thins at Target!!! Happy early anniversary…I hope your hubby likes the cheesecakes!!!

    • Jocelyn says

      Thank you so much Averie. That means so much to me coming from you:-) These cheesecake cupcakes are actually so easy to make up, but they do look pretty impressive.

    • Jocelyn says

      I am wondering if they are new this year because I don’t remember seeing them before either. I found them at Target:-) Love that place!

  2. says

    These look absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. I will be featuring this recipe on tonight’s party post. I hope to see you there again!

    Julie

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