Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Or Maybe Your Mama Likes Her Sweets a Little Tart

I'm a huge lemon dessert fan.  Lemon loaves, lemon bars, lemon meringue pies.  All well loved by my sweet tooth.  I'm adding these little gems to my list of favorite lemon delights.  They're sweet with a delicate lemon cheesecake layer.  Even my Mom (who does not share my lemon love) loved these.  The secret is raspberry jam - it adds a beautiful sweet balance to the lovely lemon. 

Lemon-Raspberry Cheecake Bites

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

3/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
3 tablespoons cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

1 - Preheat oven to 300 degrees & line a mini muffin pan with small muffin liners
2 - Place one Nilla Vanilla wafer at the bottom of each liner
3 - Warm jam in microwave for 20-30 seconds
4 - Spoon small amount of jam on each wafer to cover
5 - Beat cream cheese & sugar until well combined
6 - Add eggs one at a time until combined
7 - Add lemon juice, lemon peel and flour and mix until just combined
8 - Fill each liner about 3/4 full of cheesecake batter

9 - Bake 10-12 minutes or until cheesecake is set
10 - Remove from oven and let sit in pan at room temperature for 30 minutes before removing. Transfer mini cheesecakes to a cooling rack to cool completely

Top each mini cheesecake with a squirt of whipped cream just before serving :)

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Judy said...

Not fair...I haven't had dinner yet. That looks super yummy. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Those little cheesecake cupcakes sound delicious. I hope to try making these. Thanks for the recipe.

michelle's 10 things said...

I came by from A Thrifty Home. These look easy and good, plus I found a silicone mini cupcake pan a few weeks ago at a thrift store that needs to be tried. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Andrea . Charcoal and crayons said...

Sounds heavenly! I love all of your recipes and projects... I'm passing on The Kreativ Blogger Award to you! Drop on over to accept it.

laxsupermom said...

Yum! These sound delish! I love all things lemon, too. Thanks for sharing.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yum, yum and yum again! I love anything with lemon, too. And these sounds easy and perfect. Will definitely be giving them a try very, very soon. Best wishes, Tammy

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yum, yum and yum again! I love anything with lemon, too. And these sounds easy and perfect. Will definitely be giving them a try very, very soon. Best wishes, Tammy

At The Picket Fence said...

That sounds so delicious! My hubby loves absolutely anything with lemon in it so we will definitely have to try these!
Thanks for sharing this at the party too~

jandjhome said...

This sounds amazing! I love lemon flavoring andthe idea of rasberry...yumm.

BeingBrook said...

Looks delicious! I'll have to give it a try.

Rachel said...

Mmmm! Those look so delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try these out . . . my mouth is watering already ;-) Thanks for the recipe!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Oh boy do these look good :)

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

Laura@Corner House said...

These look so good and they are so pretty. I wish I could make them right now!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

We had lemon cake with raspberry filling at our wedding. It is my favorite taste combination! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I can't wait to try it! I am visiting from Flamingo Toes. I am your newest follower. Come over to Greetings From the Asylum and follow me too!

Alexandra said...

These look and sound fabulous! Please share your delicious recipe with our readers by linking it up at Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday. Thanks!


Jessa Smith said...

Oh this looks so good! I'll have to try this!


Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

These look delicious and ADORABLE! I copied these to try... thanks for sharing!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Yum! Thanks for linking up! Featuring this here today:

Alexandra said...

Thanks so much for linking your awesome recipe up at Muffin Monday. Hope to see you again this week!


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