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Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake

Creamy tart lemon cheesecake, buttery shortbread crust, and a fresh tangy raspberry sauce
Course Dessert
Servings 14 -16 cheesecakes
Author 2Teaspoons

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Cheesecake

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Raspberry Sauce

  • 6 ounces raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line muffin tin with cupcake liners. Combine all ingredients for crust with hands until small pea sized crumbles form. Divide crust equally between muffin cups and press down with fingers. Bake crust until slightly brown, about 10 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool completely.
  2. Cream the cream cheese using a stand mixer or a hand mixer on medium speed until fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla, sugar and beat until there are no cream cheese lumps, 2-3 minutes. Add one egg at a time on low speed until fully combined.
  3. Once crust has completely cooled, equally divide cheesecake mixture between muffin cups. Bake until cheesecake is almost set (it will jiggle and puff up), about 23-25 minutes. Let cool for 1 hour at room temperature, and then an additional 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  4. Once cheesecakes are cooled, make raspberry topping by stirring all ingredients together in a small sauce pan. Simmer on low heat until ingredients combine to form a semi-thick sauce. Set aside and let cool to thicken completely. Top the cooled cheesecakes with raspberry sauce and enjoy!