Lemon Cheesecake Bites

Lemon Cheesecake Bites

Lemon pie filling and cream cheese create a tempting filling for these mini cheesecake tarts.

25 min.prep time 3:40total time
24 cheesecake bites
2 Ratings

Ingredients

Crust

1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 tablespoons sugar

Filling

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup canned lemon pie filling
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

Garnish

Lemon pie filling
Fresh mint leaves, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F. Line mini muffin pan cups with paper liners; set aside.

Combine all remaining crust ingredients in small bowl. Firmly press about 1 rounded teaspoon crust mixture into bottom of each paper liner.

Combine all filling ingredients except egg in large bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed.

Spoon about 1 rounded tablespoon lemon mixture over crust mixture in each cup. Swirl tops with spoon. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until puffed and set. Allow to cool 1 hour at room temperature. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until serving time.

Just before serving, garnish with dollop of pie filling and fresh mint leaves, if desired.

Store in container with tight-fitting lid in refrigerator up to 4 days.

Recipe Tip

- For best results, allow cream cheese and egg to come to room temperature before beating. This prevents lumps from forming in the tarts.

- The filling will settle and fall during chilling, creating a rich dense cheesecake filling.

- Place pie filling in disposable pastry bag fitted with tip or spoon into resealable plastic food bag with 1 corner cut off to pipe pie filling onto tops of cheesecakes.

- Each cheesecake can be spread with whipped cream and topped with a dollop of pie filling, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 cheesecake bite)

Calories: 100

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13853©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these last weekend for a baby shower thy were a great hit really easy and yummy
The cheesecake filling was good, however it did not have a very strong flavor. The lemon pie filling helped boost the flavor. My biggest problem is that these are extremly messy due to the fact that they are very difficult to remove from the baking paper. You end up with more on you than you do in you!
These treats are good to make at home for the family but I do not recommend that you make them to take somewhere to impress your friends.
I tried this out as a Valentine's treat for former co-workers and they seemed to like it. A little dollop of lemon pie filling on top gave it an added "squeeze" of lemon. I love lemon so this appealed to me.

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