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Baby Citrus Cheesecakes

Baby Citrus Cheesecakes

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Hands On 25 mins
  • Total Time 2 hrs

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  • 12 vanilla or chocolate wafers
  • 1 8 - ounce package cream cheese, softened*
  • 1 3 - ounce package cream cheese, softened*
  • 1/2 8 - ounce carton mascarpone cheese*
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • Whipped cream
  • Glazed Kumquats (see below) or thinly sliced fresh orange (optional garnish)


  1. Line 12 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. Place a vanilla or chocolate wafer on the bottom of each bake cup.
  2. For filling: In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, mascarpone cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla with an electric mixer until combined. Stir in eggs, lemon peel and orange peel.
  3. Pour filling into muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 20 minutes or until edges are set.
  4. Cool in pan on wire rack (centers will sink slightly). Remove and chill for at least 2 hours. Top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and, if you like, a kumquat slice.


  • *If you don't have macarpone, substitute two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened, for the mascarpone cheese and 3-ounce package of cream cheese.


  • Glazed Kumquats: Halve kumquats, removing any seeds with a knife point. In a small saucepan stir together 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water. Heat to simmering, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add kumquats. Cook about 10 minutes or until syrup thickens and kumquats soften. Remove from syrup, allowing excess to drip off, and cool on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Nutrition Facts

(Baby Citrus Cheesecakes)

Servings Per Recipe 12, fiber (g) 0, Fat, total (g) 18, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 86, pro. (g) 5, Folate (µg) 12, carb. (g) 15, vit. A (IU) 486, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, iron (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 10, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 5, calcium (mg) 40, sugar (g) 12, Potassium (mg) 61, sodium (mg) 122, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, cal. (kcal) 232, vit. C (mg) 0

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