Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream cheese needs to be room temp or place the cream cheese in a bowl in the microwave. Microwave it on the defrost setting for a couple of minutes to slightly soften the cream cheese
Add sugar to cream cheese and beat it with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add eggs and vanilla and blend until smooth.
Pour into ready made crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
Note: The cheesecake is done when the sides are puffed- The center will not be as puffed- It will be possible to jiggle the center slightly but it will not be runny.Let cool.
Top with cherry pie filling or real cherries and chill.