Mini Lemon Cheesecakes
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Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

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Serves 1 - 12 Cakes

This is a great recipe- a combination of smooth creamy sweet cheese, zingy lemon and crunchy biscuit base. However it is so versatile, you can add any flavourings and change it to suit your tastes (however I think the lemon tastes best!). I made up this recipe whilst searching out a good snack. This recipe makes 12 mini cheesecakes.

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Ingredients

  • You need:
  • For the Cheese cake:
  • - 2 tubs of 200g Cream Cheese (I use Philedelphia)
  • - 50g of icing sugar (a good shaking)
  • - 2 lemons (juice and rind)
  • - Splash of double cream (if your cheesecake seems runny, add more of this and stir so more air is incorporated into it, however if it is thick, this is good, the thicker the better!)
  • For the biscuit base:
  • - Chunk of butter (50-75g)
  • - Half a pack of digestive biscuits (150g ish, you can use any biscuits, however)

Method

    1. Mix all of the cheesecake ingredients together (the cream cheese, lemon, icing sugar and double cream) make sure it is well mixed, and you are getting lots of air into the mixture. Also make sure the lemon juice and rind is mixed in evenly into the mixture.
    2. Heat up your butter until it is melted (either on the hob or in the microwave).
    3. Mash up your biscuits into tiny pieces and put them in a bowl and mix in your melted butter.
    4. Press your biscuit base into moulds (you can use cake cases or no mould, but I find it easier to use one than not).
    5. Pile your cheesecake mix on top of the biscuit base in each mould, smoothing down the mixture on top and then leave in the fridge until serving (leave in the fridge for a minimum of half an hour, as the cheesecake is much better when served cool). When they are ready to serve, simply pop them out of the moulds, and enjoy!

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Comments (3)

Hi224's picture

I loved them! They're just as creamy and lemony as they can get! They make an awesome dessert, and a good little sweet snack; I'm eating one right now!

Lulipie's picture

Great recipe made after a roast lamb dinner and they were so light and refreshing after the lamb. I'll be making these again and again and so so easy :) thanks

zumbacath's picture
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Yum, I have also made this with lime and replaced digestive with ginger biscuit, give a great crunch and a little kick. Quick and easy recipe and being individual make a great simple dessert for a dinner party

Questions (1)

rctvdyk's picture

Hi, I would like to know if I can use lemon cud instead of the 2 lemons ?

Tips (2)

Hi224's picture

Also good: put 7 gram crackers in a Ziploc bag, crunch up the crackers, and mix it with the butter for the crust.

Hi224's picture

I tried this recipe and it was... AMAZING! But for my taste they were too lemony. So, I tried the recipe again with one lemon, and it was a perfect amount lemon, and the right amount sweet.