Individual Citrus Cheesecakes
Winter nights may be long, but you can cap your holiday meal with a sweet hint of sunshine! Your family and guests will love these no-slice, individual citrus cheesecakes, featuring tangy hints of lemon, lime and orange.
TOTAL TIME:3 hrs.
- 1Â½ cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 square or 12 rectangular crackers)
- Â¼ cup butter, melted
- 3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese (do not use fat-free), room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
- 1 Tbsp. lime zest
- 1 Tbsp. orange zest
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. lime juice
- 1 Tbsp. orange juice
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- Whipped cream (optional; for garnish)
Heat oven to 350Â°F. Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well. Press about 1 tablespoon into bottom of each muffin liner to form crust.
In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, citrus zests, citrus juices and vanilla; beat on medium speed until blended. Beat in eggs at low speed, 1 at a time, until just blended. Take care not to overbeat.
Divide batter evenly among muffin liners. Bake 30 minutes (or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cheesecake comes out almost clean). Cool in pan, on wire rack, for 10 minutes. Then, remove cheesecakes from pan and refrigerate them for 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEBTOZUYmpE[/embed] Per serving: Calories 250, Calories from Fat 150, Total Fat 17g (26% DV), Saturated Fat 9g (45% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 80mg (27% DV), Sodium 210mg (9% DV), Carbohydrates 20g (7% DV), Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV), Sugars 15g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 4%, Iron 4%.