Friday, December 10, 2010

Lemon Drop Cheesecakes

I LOVE these bite-size, no-bake, mini cheesecakes. They are light, and fluffy, and refreshing... and even perhaps, a little unexpected for Christmas time. 

1 cup Nilla wafer crumbs (approx 40)
1/4 margarine, melted
2 tablespoon white sugar

Lemon Filling:
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
1 package cream cheese
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon extract

- Line mini cupcake pans with paper liners.
- Mix all of the crust ingredients together. Place about 1 1/2 teaspoons of crust in each paper and pack down firmly. Bake @ 350ยบ for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
- Whip the whipping cream and set aside.
- Cream the softened cream cheese, then beat in the rest of the filling ingredients. Fold in whipping cream.
- Dollop the cream cheese mixture on top of crust.
Optional: garnish with sugared lemon zest.
- Makes approximately 36 mini cheesecakes.


  1. How light and refreshing!? Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh Alison! They look delicious. I love anything lemon. I was actually going to make some little cheesecakes today for a party, I might have to change my game plan to lemon instead.

  3. Lemon freak here, so these are looking really good to me.

    Alison, you are killing me with the baked goods! Everytime I think I have worked out what I want to bake for the holidays, you add another recipe I want to try. I may have to swap out something else for these, especially since they are a no bake! Yum!