Holiday Baking for Family and Friends

A holiday season filled with gatherings calls for simple recipes that make baking for family and friends easy and enjoyable.

Traditions are often enjoyed more around the holidays and some classic flavors are must-haves for seasonal parties and dinners. Individually portioned desserts are ideal for entertaining, and these smooth, creamy cheesecakes with vivid holiday color are a perfect single serving that is sure to brighten any dessert table.

This dessert features quick and easy preparation, and the delicious flavors of Lucky Leaf Fruit Fillings, which use high-quality fruit and contain no high-fructose corn syrup, for great tasting desserts every time. An array of popular flavors like apple, blueberry, cherry and strawberry make it possible to prepare your favorite holiday desserts in minutes.

Find more inspiration for this season’s holiday baking at

Mini Marbled Cherry Cheesecakes

  • 18 Chocolate Cookies with White Filling
  • 2 Packages (8 ounces each) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Can (21 ounces) Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling, divided

Heat oven to 350 F.  Line muffin tins with 18 paper liners.

Place one chocolate cookie in bottom of each paper liner.

In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Fold in half of fruit filling. Fill each muffin liner about three-fourths full with mixture.

Bake 20-25 minutes, or until done. Cool. Top each cheesecake with spoonful of remaining fruit filling.

Source: Family Features