Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mini Lemon Perfection

I saw these on Picky Palate and immediately knew I would be making them. Anything lemon is irresistible for me then add in Raspberry's, oh wow I can't say no. For dinner at my mom's I brought these for dessert, everyone loved them so much we decided to make them for my sister's reception. They are called Raspberry lemon baby cheesecakes and they are just as good as they sound. I did a couple of things different according to my taste. I added about half the amount of raspberry's and made my own pie crust ( which if you are doing a ton of I do not reccomend, I gave in and bought the packs after the first 50). These are super easy and very fancy looking so if you are wanting to impress I would make up a batch of these.
* the pillsbury pie crust are on sale at fry's right now for $2 so its a good time to make these
This is my first time having Lemon Curd and she wasn't lying this stuff is EXCELLENT, a little pricy but dang good.





I think the cinnamon whipping cream definitely made this absolute perfection.


Red and Golden Raspberry Lemon Baby Cheesecake Pies ( from Picky Palate)
8 oz softened Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla
1/2 Cup prepared Lemon Curd (found mine at Trader Joes)
1 Cup red raspberries
2 12 inch pie dough rolls, I used Pillsbury
1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined, scraping sides as needed. Beat in lemon curd until combined then gently stir in berries until just combined.
2. Cut 4 1/2 inch rounds out of the pie crust, re-rolling scraps. I was able to get 14 rounds out of both crusts. Gently press into 14 traditional size muffin tin cups then fill each crust with about 1/4 cup of cheesecake batter. Brush crust with egg white wash then bake for 30-35 minutes or until cheesecake is set and crust is golden. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from cups. Refrigerate or serve room temperature. Beat heavy cream, powdered sugar and cinnamon until stiff. Serve cheesecake pies with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired
14 baby cheesecake pies.

2 comments:

  1. oh my goshhh those look so good and anything from trader joes is a winner in my mind.

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