Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

by aimee @ shugarysweets on July 29, 2012

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bites: little bites of cheesecake topped with lemon curd and fresh raspberries
Cheesecake bites are awesome. You get a bite of awesome REAL cheesecake, without feeling guilty about eating a whole slice. Plus, look at that juicy piece of fruit on top.

I spent this week hanging out with my parents in Chicago. I made sure to experience my three favorite restaurants too…Aurelios, Giordanos and Portillos!

I have now made it safely home, at least 5 pounds heavier, and looking for something lite to eat.

These bites of cheesecake are the perfect treat. Just pop a little bite to satisfy that dessert craving.

Unless of course you have zero will power like me and eat more than one bite. 

Lemon Cheesecake Bites with lemon curd on top!
I made one batch with no raspberries, for those in my family who won’t eat that particular fruit. Actually, I take that back. Everyone in my family loves raspberries, just not on dessert. Plain Janes live here.

I cut the perimeter off these bars too so that they look real pretty (and then I snack on that too).
 

Lemon Cheesecake Bites with lemon curd on top!

BUT, if you have any self control, you MIGHT be able to eat just one bite (every time you open the refrigerator).

Love cheesecake? Check out these other recipes….

Oreo Cheesecake Bites by Shugary Sweets
Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars by Sally’s Baking Addiction

OR

Visit my Pinterest board, Cheesecake Heaven
 
Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

Ingredients

    For the Crust:
  • 30 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • For the Cheesecake:
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 2 pkg (8oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • For the Topping:
  • 10oz jar lemon curd
  • 48 fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. For the crust, process cookies in food processor until crumbs. Mix in melted butter until completely combined (I just pulse a couple of times). Press into bottom of a foil lined 8inch square baking dish.
  2. Bake crust in a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes. Remove and cool while preparing cheesecake filling.
  3. For the filling, heat heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Add in white chocolate and stir continuously until chips are melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In mixer, beat cream cheese with sugar and cornstarch until fluffy. Beat in sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly beat in heavy cream mixture. Pour into prepared crust and bake in a 300 degree oven for 35 minutes. Turn oven off, and let cheesecake remain in oven an additional 20 minutes. Remove and cool completely. Spread lemon curd on top of cheesecake, evenly. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  5. Cut cheesecake into small bites (I cut off the edges to get a nice, clean bite). Garnish with fresh raspberries, if desired. Enjoy!
http://www.shugarysweets.com/2012/07/lemon-raspberry-cheesecake-bites
 
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Ellen B Cookery July 29, 2012 at 10:08 pm

YUM! and what amazing photos!

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Aimee July 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Thanks Ellen :)

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Lisa July 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Mmm, two of my favorite things – lemon and raspberry and bite-sized treats.

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Julie @ Table for Two July 30, 2012 at 12:32 am

Smart thinking! These would easily hold me over until the next time I eat another ;)

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Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos July 30, 2012 at 12:56 am

Oh seriously?! Love the raspberry lemon combo! My lil’ sis used to live in Chicago and we’d always hit up Giordano’s whenever we came to visit – totally amazing!

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Aimee July 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm

LOVE Giordano’s. Wish I had access to it every Friday night!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust July 30, 2012 at 2:07 am

I really love the idea of cheesecake bites. But…I would eat enough for 6 people. :)

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Gerry @Foodness Gracious July 30, 2012 at 5:03 am

Ammmmazing! Lemon and rasps are a classic combo, I so want to try them right now :)

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Kay Bostick July 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

You made another definition of fine dining regarding on desserts. With these magnificent dessert, you can tame everyone with this very delicious cheese cake bites. I wish I could took some and taste it.

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Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com July 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

My kids don’t like fruit on desserts either, so odd to me! These are gorgeous! I probably wouldn’t have lemon curd on mine because I’d eat the lemon curd before I could put them on the cheesecake! My favorite thing in the world!!!! Great combination here, great dessert! Glad you had a good trip!

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Aimee July 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Thanks Tanya, I think I’m going to have to make my own lemon curd now, seeing I’m addicted to it!

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Carrie Burrill July 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

These look SO good!! I love raspberries and lemon curd, I love cheesecake, I love nilla wafers. Need to make!

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction July 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I don’t think I could limit myself to one bite! These look amazing!

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Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel July 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Eeek, raspberry and lemon! Can’t say enough good things about it. So refreshing and awesome. And CHEESECAKE?! This is dangerous for me, Aimee!

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sally @ sallys baking addiction July 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Aimee, thank you for linking up to my cheesecake bars. Yours are certainly adorable! Raspberries and lemon with a cream cheesecake and vanilla wafer crust sounds too good to be true. I gotta make these!

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Aimee July 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Thanks Sally, Your cheesecake bars have me drooling!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers July 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

The cheesecake bars look amazing! They maybe guilt-free, but I couldn’t just eat one!! :)

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Dear Wallet, July 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm

This looks amazing! (And I should probably eat it for dinner..) Thanks so much, I’ve pinned to share with the world and I will be making this very soon!

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Aimee July 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Enjoy! Thanks for pinning!

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Ashley July 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Oh. my. These look absolutely incredible.

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Catalina @ Cake with Love July 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm

I love the lomen and raspberry flavor in a cheesecake! And these are so perfect petite and cute!

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Heather Kinnaird July 31, 2012 at 6:30 pm

lemon and raspberry are delicious together – looks amazing

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Susan @ Oh My! Creative August 1, 2012 at 3:04 am

These look amazing…love lemon and raspberry!

I would love if you would post it and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative

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Ang August 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Hi! Lemon and Raspberry – yum – but with cheesecake?? Out of this world! Pinning this and now following on Twitter! I’m stopping by from Crazy for Crust to say hello. I hope you’ll come visit me at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

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Sugarr2518 August 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Yummy! These look to die-for! I love how they are bite size:)

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Laura Ingalls Gunn August 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Yummo! This desert says “summer to me! :)

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Carole August 2, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Lovely berry dish. Berries and currants are this week’s subject for Food on Friday. Would you be happy to link this in? We are looking to create a fantastic collection of berry dishes. This is the link . I found you in the Chef in Training party.

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Erin August 4, 2012 at 12:17 am

So pretty! The lemon and raspberry combination sounds so fanastic! I love coming across a non-chocolate recipe as my husband isn’t a huge chocolate fan (he’s crazy, I know!). I’m pinning this one for sure!

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Kim and Julie (Sunflower Supper Club) August 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm

These look delicious Aimee! I love lemon and raspberry together. The bite size is just just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing at the Weekend Potluck!
~Kim

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Michelles Tasty Creations August 8, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Aimee,
These look amazing! I’m featuring you on Creative Thursday this week, stop by and check it out. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday each week. I appreciate YOU! Can’t wait to see what you link up next :)
Michelle

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Ginger August 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Yum! Featuring YOU today. :)

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/08/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_9.html

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The Thriftiness Miss August 10, 2012 at 2:47 am

Oh my.. These look like perfection :) Pinned them!

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April Phillips August 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Oh my heavenly goodness… I must have these. I love pairing raspberries and lemons, but add cheesecake?! Must. I usually look around a bit longer before deciding, lol, but this recipe has gained your newest fan!! (And I’ll keep looking around :)
~April
dimplesanddelights.blogspot.com

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Jackie Reynolds September 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I want to make these! One question: How do you get them out of the pan and still looking so perfect?

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Aimee September 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Hi jackie,
Make sure you line your pan with foil. When they are finished, take them out of the pan and put the whole foil package onto a cutting board. Slice them OUT of the pan is key!! GOOD LUCK :)

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Erika October 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm

This looks superb! Wow! My two favorite flavors in one. Definitely making this!

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Carol November 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

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