Lemon Cheesecake Tassies

Recipe by grandma2969
READY IN: 43mins
YIELD: 24 tassies




  • DOUGH:
  • Lightly grease 24 mini muffin cups.
  • in a food processor, combine the flour and butter.
  • Process in an off/on pulses until mixture is the consistency of fine crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, beat together the egg yolk, vanilla, sugar, lemon zest and salt until well blended. Pour the egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture and process in off/on pulses until just evenly incorporated and smooth.do not overprocess. divide the dough into quarters.
  • Divide each quarter into 6 equal portions. Shape the portions into balls with lightly greased hands.
  • Flatten each ball slightly. Place each ball in a muffin cup; press down in the center so dough fits cup snugly and is slightly concave.
  • Set the muffin tins on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 350 -- *.
  • Bake in the upper third of the oven for 16-19 minutes, or until lightly browned all over and slightly darker at the edges.
  • Transfer the baking sheet with the muffin pans to wire racks.
  • in a food processor, process the cream cheese, sugar, egg, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla until well blended and completely smooth.
  • Transfer the filling to a 2 cup measure with a spout.
  • Pour the filling over the baking dough rounds, dividing it evenly among the muffin cups. bake in the upper third of the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the filling is set and just beginning to color at the edges. Add more 1/4 tsp jam or preserves to the center of each tassie and continue baking until the filling is puffed and slightly tinged with color. 4-5 minutes more.
  • Transfer the muffin pans to wire racks. Let stand until completely cooled. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.filli.