When life hands you lemons - which it often does - don't pucker up and let them get to you! Turn those babies into something delicious and sweet, like this Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe!
I am a big fan of recipes that call for lemons, whether it be lemonade, lemon bars, lemon cheesecakes, or lemon cookies.
I just love the taste of lemon and use it in all sorts of things.
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Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe
This Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe is just perfect for springtime and summertime desserts, but of course you can enjoy them year-round as well! Because let's get real, when is it NOT a good time to eat cheesecake? NEVER!
These are especially good to serve at an Easter brunch, or to make for your Easter dessert table at your family Easter dinner. In my family, we do a potluck style Easter dinner - but as many Southerners do, we eat Easter "dinner" around 2 PM.
So many of my friends celebrate Easter dinner at regular dinner time, and to be honest, I am not quite sure how this tradition began, but we have always celebrated each holiday meal around 1-2 PM.
It's perfect because you don't have to wait all day to eat, and there's plenty of time left in the day to go visit other family members on the holiday.
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I look forward to serving this Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe at my next family get together, of which I used to have a ton!
I've been severely lacking in the entertaining department since my divorce and I really miss gathering all of my family and friends together.
Now that the temperatures are slowly climbing back into the 80s in Miami, it's time to get back on the ball and bring everyone over for a backyard party!
How to make this Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe
Ingredients for making this Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe
- 8 mini graham cracker pie crusts
- 2 packages cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- ½ teaspoon lemon extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- Fresh Lemon (for garnish)
- Lime Zest (for garnish) or try Mint Leaves
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Directions for making this Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until it is smooth. Add in the lemon juice, lemon zest, extract and vanilla and mix it well.
Next, add in the eggs, one at a time and mix it until it is just blended.
Immediately pour the mixture into 8 mini pie crusts.
Bake 18-22 minutes or until centers are no longer jiggly.
Let the mini lemon cheesecakes cool and then refrigerate then until they are firm. This should take about 2 hours.
Garnish your finished mini lemon cheesecakes with very thinly sliced lemons and a little lime zest before serving.
This Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe makes 8 mini pies. You can easily double the ingredients to make a double batch, which would be big enough for a big family gathering or a church potluck!
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Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe
- Heat oven to 350
- In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, extract and vanilla. Mix well.
- Add eggs, one at a time and mix until just blended.
- Pour into 8 pie crusts.
- Bake 18-22 minutes or until centers are no longer jiggly.
- Let cool and refrigerate until firm. About 2 hours.
- Garnish with thinly sliced lemons and lime zest before serving.
This Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe make 8 mini pies, which are just perfect for a weekend dessert for the family or a fun finger food dessert at a party with friends and family!
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