Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

Life Made Simple

Ready in: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 1 c. graham cracker crumbs
    Sweet Snacks;Baking
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
    Baking
  • pinch salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 12 oz. ( 1 1/2 blocks) original cream cheese, room temperature
    Cheese
  • 2/3 c. granulated sugar
    Baking
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
    Baking
  • 1/2 c. sour cream OR ricotta, room temperature
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    Baking
  • 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
    Produce
  • Zest of 2 lemons
    Produce
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy

Steps

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a standard size muffin tin with 12 paper liners, set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and salt.
  • Mix until the crumbs are moist.
  • Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons of the graham mixture into the bottom of each liner. Press to create a firm, even crust.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes, then remove and allow to cool.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), add the cream cheese, sugar and flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes until smooth.
  • With mixing speed on low, gradually add the sour cream, vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat for an additional minute on medium speed.
  • Divide the batter between the 12 muffin liners. They will be full, just make sure they have at least 1/8 inch of liner showing. Tap the pan on the counter 3 times.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 24-26 minutes. They will still look moist in the center but will set as they cool. Crack the door to the oven and allow the cheesecakes to rest for 10 minutes before transferring the pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
  • Top with freshly grated lemon zest, homemade lemon curd, a slice of lemon, or fresh fruit for garnish.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 259.46  cal  (12.97%)
  • Fat: 18.02  g  (27.73%)
  • Saturated Fat: 10.02  g  (62.63%)
  • Carbohydrates: 21.47  g  (7.16%)
  • Sugar: 16.16  g  (17.95%)
  • Cholesterol: 84.04  mg  (28.01%)
  • Sodium: 162.41  mg  (7.06%)
  • Protein: 3.77  g  (7.54%)
  • Vitamin A: 640.13  IU  (12.8%)
  • Phosphorus: 77.25  mg  (7.73%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.12  mg  (7.33%)
  • Selenium: 4.4  µg  (6.29%)
  • Calcium: 52.59  mg  (5.26%)
  • Vitamin C: 3.34  mg  (4.05%)
  • Folate: 15.06  µg  (3.77%)
  • Iron: 0.66  mg  (3.65%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.36  mg  (3.61%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.49  µg  (3.24%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.19  µg  (3.2%)
  • Zinc: 0.46  mg  (3.06%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.04  mg  (2.72%)
  • Potassium: 88.7  mg  (2.53%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.37  mg  (2.48%)
  • Magnesium: 9.69  mg  (2.42%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.04  mg  (2.17%)
  • Vitamin B3: 0.41  mg  (2.05%)
  • Fiber: 0.39  g  (1.57%)
  • Vitamin K: 1.44  µg  (1.37%)
  • Copper: 0.02  mg  (1.09%)

Story Samples


News & Updates


Dungeons & Dragons Posts


All of my Books

Raven's Peak

World on Fire, Book 1.0

Raven's Fall

World on Fire, Book 2.0

Raven's Rise

World on Fire, Book 3.0

The Everett Exorcism

World of Shadows, Book 1.0

The Vatican Children

World of Shadows, Book 2.0

The Bishop's Legacy

World of Shadows, Book 3.0

The Ninth Circle

World at War, Book 0.0

Ripples Through Time

Time, Book 1.0

Second Chances

Time, Book 2.0

UAV

Horizon's Wake, Book 1.0

CRISPR

Horizon's Wake, Book 2.0

Graveyard of Empires

Graveyard of Empires, Book 1.0

Collision of Worlds

Graveyard of Empires, Book 2.0

All of my Skills