Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

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I’ve had a few cravings since I’ve been pregnant that I’ve been depriving myself of. One of the main cravings is lemon cheesecake. There’s not one cake I adore more than a cheesecake, and when you add tart citrus, it’s just perfection. And I know if I had given into my cheesecake cravings earlier in this pregnancy, I would be at least 10 lbs heavier, because I have absolutely no self-control.

So to make sure I don’t eat a huge cheesecake, no make that several huge cheesecakes, I decided to make some little cheesecake bites that were quick and easy. Because when you get to that 9th month of pregnancy, standing on your feet in the kitchen is the last thing you want to be doing.

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For these little cheesecake bites I used one of my favorite products, Athens Mini Fillo Shells. These little shells are so versatile and perfect for savory and sweet bites. And what I really love is that they make little sweet treats like these so easy to make.

So after baking a container of Fillo shells, and letting them cool, I made a simple filling. For this recipe, I used a no-bake cheesecake recipe. It takes just a few minutes to put together and tastes so good you’ll want to eat it with a spoon.

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To start, I used whipped cream cheese and Cool Whip. Then I add a little powdered sugar for sweetness and some lemon juice and zest for a light citrus flavor that’s not too overpowering.

For garnish, I used raspberries, because what’s more delicious than fresh raspberries and lemon together? But you can use whatever type of fruit ir berry you have on hand, or even just a garnish of lemon peel.

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These are perfect to make-ahead and have in the fridge for a quick sweet bite. They’re also pretty enough for get-togethers and entertaining. You’re guests will think you spent all day making these little pretty treats!

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Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

Yield: 30 Bites

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 oz whipped cream, either fresh or thawed Cool Whip
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 packages Athens mini Fillo shells
  • 30 fresh raspberries 

 

Directions:

Bake Athens mini Fillo shells according to package directions and let cool completely.

Combine cream cheese, whipped cream, powdered sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric blender until throughly combined.

Place whipped cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag and pipe into baked Athens mini Fillo shells. Top with a fresh raspberry. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

This post sponsored by Athens Foods. Al opinions 100% mine.

13 Responses to “Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bites”

  1. 1
    Paula - bell'alimento — May 15, 2015 @ 11:20 am

    Those are perfect little party bites!

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    These are too cute! I love the lemon and raspberry together.

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    The Food Hunter — May 15, 2015 @ 4:42 pm

    I love that they are bite size

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    Leslie — May 15, 2015 @ 9:36 pm

    i love using those little shells. I use them when I make mini French silk pies. I’m going to pin this for a taste test, hah. Thanks for sharing!

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    Ginny McMeans — May 15, 2015 @ 11:34 pm

    Love Athens Mini Fillo Shells. So glad you are creating so many wonderful recipes for your pregnancy. Good job!

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    I have never had lemon and raspberry together before! I bet there pair well together!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — May 16, 2015 @ 10:30 am

    This is another one of those days when I wish I could reach into your photos and grab one to eat (or a dozen to eat…) Perfect little sweet treats!

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    Heather / girlichef — May 16, 2015 @ 12:41 pm

    These little bites look irresistible! I love the tangy, creamy insides topped with a fresh raspberry in a flaky shell..mmmmm….want….

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    Bea — May 16, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

    Those lithe phyllo cups are fantastic – the perfect little bites for any event plus they are so cute. Love your combo of Lemon together with raspberry

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — May 16, 2015 @ 3:23 pm

    This is such a perfect quick treat! And bonus that they’re so cute. 🙂

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — May 17, 2015 @ 2:10 pm

    I’m loving these little cheesecake minis. Very smart portion control and wonderful flavor combination too. Plus, they’re super cute!

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    Ben Wilson — May 27, 2015 @ 5:00 am

    I`ll make party this weekend and I`ll surprise my guests with that. Amazing recipe, thank you so much for sharing.

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    Abby — June 2, 2015 @ 8:42 am

    Mmm, the bites look like little pieces of Heaven!

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