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Express Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

Whip up these Express Mini Lemon Cheesecakes in no time and be ready for your dinner party. They are stunning to serve and everyone gets to try one!

Whip up these Express Mini Lemon Cheesecakes in no time and be ready for your dinner party. They are stunning to serve and everyone gets to try one!
Nothing beats quick and easy and these express mini lemon cheesecakes are ready in no time. 5 minutes and 5 ingredients is all you need for dessert tonight!

 Express Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

A few weeks ago I got a sneak peak at a new cook book from my friend Shawn Syphus, blogger at I Wash, You Dry, called Express Lane Cooking: 80 Quick-Shop Meals Using 5 Ingredients. This new book has a great concept of taking 5 basic ingredients and making three different meals with them. It’s been a lot of fun experimenting with some of her recipes, but it was the easy desserts that caught my eye. These Express Mini Lemon Cheesecakes are so easy to whip up and look so pretty for dessert. You’re definitely going to want to make these ASAP!

The concept behind this book is genius! You know how you can get stuck in a rut making the same thing week after week, well Express Lane Cooking takes the same ingredients that you already use and makes a new meal out of it. For example,Shaun takes ground beef, pizza dough, taco seasoning, queso cheese dip and green chiles and makes Cheese Taco Pizzas, Taco Pizza Pockets, and Mexican Wedding Soup with Garlic Breadsticks. Don’t those all just sound amazing?

Or she has boneless chicken breast, peaches, brie, pine nuts and basil and makes Peach Stuffed Chicken Rolls, Grilled Summer Platter with fresh Pesto, and Basil Peach Chicken Skillet.
Yes, there are a few extra spices tossed into each recipe and there may be a small side added to the recipe, but the main ingredients are the same. Shawn has also added some tips, tricks and substitutions for the recipes.

I know everyone is racing to Amazon or Barns and Nobel to get a copy of this new cookbook! However, you can take your chances and win a copy for your self. You must be 18 or older to enter and you must be a US citizen. Check out this page for all sweepstakes rules. The giveaway is open through Aug 12, 2015 at 11:59pm. Good Luck.



Disclaimer – I received the book Express Lane Cooking: 80 Quick-Shop Meals Using 5 Ingredients for free. All opinions are my own.

Express Mini Lemon Cheesecakes


(12 servings)

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh graded lemon zest
  • 15 mini phyllo cups
  • fresh fruit – strawberries, blueberries, preaches, raspberries, blackberries


  1. Place the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest into a medium bowl and whip with a hand mixer util smooth. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag or baggie with a corner cut off. Squeeze the cheesecake filling into the thawed phyllo cups and top with fresh fruit. Serve immediately.
  2. If you are not able to serve immediately, keep the cheesecake filling separate from the cups. I found that they will get soft if they sit too long.


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