Cherry Cheesecake Tassies

Gluten-Free Cherry Tassies

Resembling mini pies, these gluten-free tassies require little effort, but yield big results. As a bite-sized portable version of a gluten-free cherry cheesecake, they’re a pretty dessert option for entertaining and holiday get-togethers. Better yet, you won’t feel guilty for eating one (or two)!

Gluten-Free Cherry Tassies Recipe

If you’re looking for that perfect little gluten-free something to serve at your next party or to add to your holiday baking list, this is it! If there’s one thing I hate at the holidays, it’s feeling left out of being able to indulge in all those delicious holiday bakes. Not anymore!

Baked in a mini muffin pan, these sweet little cups have a cream cheese and Graham-style crumb crust around a cherry filling that gives them all the same flavours of a cherry cheesecake. Even the gluten eaters in our house can’t get enough of these!

Let me just say, if you’re worried about the fuss of making the pastry cups, don’t be! It’s pretty straightforward and quick, and certainly well worth any effort. I found the easiest way was to form all the dough balls at once, placing each in the mini muffin cups as you go, and then pressing them all out at once. My 14-year-old daughter helped out and neither of us had trouble with it at all. The hard part comes when you take them out of the oven and have to wait patiently for them to cool before adding the glaze and eating them!

Gluten-free Cherry Tassies
Gluten-Free Cherry Tassies

Cherry Cheesecake Tassies

Cherry Tassies (Gluten-Free)

These easy to prepare cherry cheesecake cups boast a buttery Graham-style crumb crust that are the perfect bite-sized indulgence to serve at a party or during the holiday season.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 18 tassies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup flour, gluten-free *I used Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Flour
  • 1/4 cup graham crumbs, gluten-free *I used Kinnikinnick Graham Style Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Cherry Pie Filling *You can use a gluten-free grocery store brand or your own homemade


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese.
  • In a second bowl, combine flour, graham crumbs, and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to butter and cream cheese. Blend until combined. Place dough in refrigerator for 1 hour, or until chilled through.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease mini muffin pans.
  • Using a small scoop or spoon, form 1-inch balls with dough and place in muffin cups.
  • Using your fingers, gently press dough balls to form cups.
  • Using a teaspoon, add cherry filling to each cup, being careful to not overfill.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Use an offset spatula or sharp knife to carefully remove the tassies to a cooling rack.
  • Once cooled, combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over tassies.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


You can freeze the tassies if desired, after baking. 
Keyword Cheesecake, Christmas, Cookies, Holiday, Pies

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Happy Thanksgiving (Gluten-free Apple Stuffing Recipe)

It’s fall in Ontario and it’s beautiful out there!

Thanksgiving is upon us and what a beautiful long weekend it promises to be with sunshine and warmer temperatures. Sure things might be a little different this year, but the food will still be fabulous.

Normally we would have about 15 family members gathered here for Thanksgiving dinner, but this year is different and with recent restrictions, we’re down to just five of us. Fortunately though, it looks like we’ll be doing the entire dinner outside on the back deck with the beautiful fall leaves around the lake behind us. Can’t really be sorry about that.

In spite of our decreased numbers, we’re still doing a big turkey (hey, everyone loves leftovers, right?). And as always here in our house, our turkey dinner will include plenty of food from local fall harvests, the turkey will be rubbed with a maple thyme butter, and our usual gluten-free apple stuffing will be served on the side.

If you haven’t tried apple stuffing, you’re missing out! Follow the link to our Holiday Apple Stuffing recipe to take a look. I’ve tried to switch it up in past years, but my family is never quite as happy with anything else. I highly recommend trying it.

It’s a beautiful weekend ahead. Visit your local apple orchard, farms, or farmers markets and take full advantage of local fall harvests in your area.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everyone.