Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes

Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes
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Individual cheesecake cupcakes are the perfect sweet snack – not too little, and not too much of a good thing. This version is flavored with lemon, and topped with creamy lemon curd, for a double lemon experience you can enjoy any time of day.
Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes
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Individual cheesecake cupcakes are the perfect sweet snack – not too little, and not too much of a good thing. This version is flavored with lemon, and topped with creamy lemon curd, for a double lemon experience you can enjoy any time of day.
Ingredients
Crust:
Filling:
Topping:
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and prepare a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside until you’re ready to bake.
Crust:
  1. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Stir together until thoroughly blended.
  2. Add the melted butter and stir to distribute evenly.
  3. Divide the mixture between the muffin cups – it should be about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons each – and press into the bottom of each paper muffin cup.
  4. Bake for about 5 minutes, and then remove from the oven and set aside to cool while you make the filling.
Filling:
  1. Add the cream cheese, sugar, and flour to a bowl, and beat by hand or with a mixer until well blended.
  2. Add the ricotta, vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest as you continue to beat the mixture thoroughly.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each one.
  4. Divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups and fill to within 1/8 inch of the paper liner.
  5. When they are all filled, tap the muffin pan on the counter a couple of times to settle the batter.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes. The cupcakes will still look moist in the center, but will set as they cool.
  7. Turn off the oven crack the door open, leaving the cheesecakes inside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, and chill for at least 1 hour in the fridge before serving.
  9. Just before serving, top with freshly grated lemon zest, and a slice of lemon.
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