Lemon Drop Cheesecake

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Teresa Jacobson

By
@foundmyzen

I love a good Lemon Drop Martini and this little cheesecake is like a martini in dessert form (minus the alcohol.) Sweet and tart and delicious with a blackberry drizzle or dusted with powdered sugar. YUM!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
24
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 c
    graham cracker or butter cookie crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest (= zest of 1 lemon)
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/3 c
    butter, melted
  • FILLING:

  • 16 oz
    neufchatel cheese, room temp
  • 2/3 c
    sugar
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    lemon drop martini liquid drink mix
  • 1 1/3 c
    greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest (= zest of 1 lemon)
  • BLACKBERRY GLAZE:

  • 12 oz
    frozen blackerries
  • 1/2 c
    water, divided
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch

How to Make Lemon Drop Cheesecake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a mini cheesecake pan with nonstick spray. (You can also use a regular size muffin pan lined with paper muffin liners.)
  2. In a small bowl, combine cracker/cookie crumbs, sugar, melted butter, and lemon zest. Press equal amounts (a heaping tablespoon) into each hole of cheesecake pan. Tamp down with a tamper or your fingers. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat together neufchatel and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add Lemon Drop mix, salt, and Greek yogurt; blend until smooth. Stir in lemon zest. Spoon or pour into holes. Fill almost to the top. (Filling will expand while baking but then shrink when cooling.)
  4. Return pan to oven and bake for about 20 minutes until filling is set. Allow to cool in pan for about 20 minutes then chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. For Blackberry Glaze:
    Place frozen blackberries, 1/4 c. water and sugar in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until at a good rolling boil. Stir together remaining 1/4 c. water and cornstarch; pour into boiling berries. Stir until thickened. Remove from heat and serve.

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About Lemon Drop Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American




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