Serving Size:
1 tart

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 24 vanilla wafers
  • 20 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 24 paper cupcake holders


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place the cream cheese, sugar or Splenda®, lemon juice and vanilla in a large bowl. Blend with an electric mixer.
  3. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy.
  4. Line a cupcake tin with paper holders. Place one vanilla wafer into the bottom of each cup.
  5. Fill cups 2/3 full with the cream cheese mixture and bake for 20 minutes. 
  6. Remove from oven and cool 1 hour.
  7. Top each tart with a cherry and 1 teaspoon of pie filling.

Helpful hints

  • If Splenda® no calorie sweetener (granular form) is used, calories are reduced to 96 and carbohydrate is reduced to 6 grams per tart (1/2 Carbohydrate Choice).
  • Try low-fat or fat-free cream cheese to reduce the fat content.
  • Do not over beat mixture.
  • Do not over bake—tarts may appear soft and moist, but will firm up after cooling.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 114

Protein 2 g

Carbohydrates 11 g

Fat 7 g

Cholesterol 28 mg

Sodium 75 mg

Potassium 39 mg

Phosphorus 20 mg

Calcium 2 mg

Fiber 0.1 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


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