Lemon Cheesecake Bites

Cheesecake Bits Recipe
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2 Reviews
Lemon pie filling and cream cheese create a tempting mini cheesecake tart.
25 min
Prep Time
3:40
Total Time
24 cheesecake bites

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
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg

Garnish

Lemon pie filling
Fresh mint leaves, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 mini muffin pan cups; set aside.
  2. Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Firmly press about 1 rounded teaspooncrust mixture into bottom of each paper liner.
  3. Combine all filling ingredients except egg in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed.
  4. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon lemon mixture over crust mixture in each cup. Swirl tops with spoon. Bake 15-17 minutes or until puffed and set. Allow to cool 1 hour at room temperature. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until serving time.
  5. Garnish with dollop of pie filling and fresh mint leaves just before serving, if desired.
  6. Store in container with tight-fitting lid in refrigerator up to 4 days.

Recipe Tips

- 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
Cholesterol
30mg
Carbohydrates
11g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
55mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I made these last weekend for a baby shower thy were a great hit really easy and yummy

Rating

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.

Rating

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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