Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Semi-Homemade Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecake Bites



Why do I love mini food so much? Is it because I'm mini? At 5'0, I rarely get to look others in the eye. Is it because I have mini kids? Or maybe mini food makes me feel better about eating ten? Regardless of what it is, the smaller food is, the happier it makes me.


This idea came after making those mini quiches. The little pie crusts were so easy to make that the possibilities became endless. Then I discovered that you can buy premade cheesecake filling that requires no baking.



That combined with a layer of lemon curd, and a bright raspberry, and you have one (or ten) tasty little bite!

Semi-Homemade Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecake Bite
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Ingredients (Makes 48)

2 refrigerated rolled pie crusts
1 tub cheese cake filling
1 jar lemon curd
1 container of raspberries, washed (just about any berry would work)

Directions

Preheat oven to temperature on pie crust box. Unroll pie crust, flour on either size and roll out to almost twice it's size. Use a round glass or biscuit cutter to cut out circles to fit a greased mini muffin pan. Bake according to directions. (You'll do this twice). Allow to cool.

Fill each pie crust with cheesecake filling, a layer of lemon curd and top with one berry.

23 comments:

Reeni said...

I adore mini food too! And your charming cheesecake bites! Delectable!

Aarika said...

Holy Goodness! I am planning a baby shower for a gal that just moved onto the base and into our ward. I think I shall make these!! YUMMY!

ARLENE said...

Simple and delicious...a winning combination. And remember, good things come in small packages.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

adorable you need to write a mini cookbook

Mary said...

These look delicious and they are perfect shower fare. I love petite cakes
and the raspberry lemon combination sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pam said...

How cute are those? They look tasty too.

Barbara Bakes said...

I'll have to give this a try next time I need a dessert in a hurry.

Natalie said...

these are darling, perfect for a baby or bridal shower!

Foodness Gracious said...

Hey ready made cheesecake, im interested in that! Minis are cool especially with my kids cause theyre mini too!
Thanks...

Jennifurla said...

oh delish, I love mini's too - they are to cute to pass up.

The Blonde Duck said...

Looks delicious!

Deborah said...

So easy and so delicious!! And I'm convinced that mini things just taste better!

Diana's Cocina said...

What a lovely treat ~ My only problem, I would eat one to mini :D.

Joanne said...

Mini is ALWAYS better. Always. I think the cuteness factor makes it taste better...or something. These look delicious! (Plus since they're mini...I can eat two, right? And two pieces of cheesecake is ALWAYS better than one!)

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Those look so good! I am 5.2", so I hear you on being short!

Hope you have a great weekend! :D

Barbara said...

I think everyone likes their own little portions. Or perhaps it seems as though we're eating less? Who know? I like minis too, Teresa.
These little bites are perfect summertime desserts!

Katy ~ said...

Excellent idea! One or ten...I think I want ten bites HA!

Cheryl said...

That is a great idea, I will steal it for one of my summer parties!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

These are delightful!! Mini bites means more bites for me! I also love how minimalistic and simple they are.

Victor said...

I'm always in the look for bite-size desserts. That's a terrific dessert for my next dinner party. Thanks for sharing.

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

These are too cute!! I love min food. Lemon curd and raspberries are my favorite combo for spring!

MaryBeth said...

How adorable are these? I think I could very easily eat the entire plate myself. Is that wrong?

Lauren's Latest said...

How cute are those tarts?! I am a lemon freak, so I would love this sweet treat!