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Monday, July 13, 2009

SMS: Lemon Cheesecake with Cornmeal Crumble Crust



What do cupcakes and puppies have in common? Itty bitty! Mini-sized. Wouldn't most of us agree that small versions of things are just cuter? Most of the desserts I make for SMS tend to be small. There are only two of us here, so to have an entire cheesecake would be a little silly. This time around, I quartered the recipe for Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake with Cornmeal Crumble Crust that Eliana of a Chica Bakes selected. The only other change I made was to omit the blueberry topping (Dan's not a big blueberry fan) and to UP the amount of lemon juice and lemon zest in the recipe -- I find that most lemon recipes tend to have too subtle a lemon flavor. So I just about doubled the amount of lemon that should have been in there.

Just how small was my lil cheesecake? Use the spoon for scale:

Eep! So cute! It is about 3 inches across.



This came out quite delicious. Though I didn't totally love the cornmeal crust so much, we really really enjoyed the cheesecake filling part. In the end, I was glad I upped the amount of lemon - it had a perfect lemony flavor.

Thanks to Eliana for picking this one! Make sure you visit everyone else's blogs to see how they did!

15 comments:

Eliana said...

Thanks so much for baking along with me. Your mini cheesecake looks great :)

Cristine said...

Minis are the best and yours looks perfect!

karen said...

So cute! I went even smaller than that and used my cupcake pan!

Donna-FFW said...

Your cheesecake looks delicious!! Love the lemony flavor! Cornmeal crust sounds intriguing.

Sweetie said...

great job! would you do a graham crust if you made it again?

Katiecakes said...

Awh, your mini cake is super cute! I wish I had some bitty tins!

Katie xox

Ingrid said...

Mini is so much cuter! :) Great job!
~ingrid

oneordinaryday said...

Don't you just love anything in mini form? Looks delicious!

The Bahens said...

Great job on your mini cheesecake! I thought about doing mini's, but then made the full size. I hope we can eat it all!

Megan said...

Although I've dropped out of SMS, I just might have to make that cheesecake. And skip the crust!

I bought a little springform pan just for the ability to make tiny desserts - they're more fun!

Nina said...

those mini cheesecakes look so cute!

pinkstripes said...

Your cheesecake looks wonderful!

unconfidentialcook said...

What a great creation! Cornmeal crust...I love that, and of course the lemon. Just might not be big enough!

Stacy said...

This looks so delicious and I never would have thought of making it with cornmeal crust. I also am curious if you could use graham crust instead (simply because right now I don't have any cornmeal)? I am bookmarking this for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Patrizia said...

YUM!! SO cute!

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