12 July 2019

Individual lemon meringue cheesecakes (Cheesecakes de limon y merengue)






I made these beauties for the twins' birthdays  some weeks ago, And I  say beauties because we love lemon and I love merengue.
The lemon is delicious and fresh at any time so I recommend this recipe.
A little different than a lemon pie but absoultely delicious.
The cream is with cream cheese and ricotta .


Source :  Donna Hay recipes







Ingredients (serves 4)

Shortcrust pastry

1 1/2 cups (250 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 cup (80 grams) confectioner sugar
125 grams unsalted butter ( chilled and chopped)
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon iced water 

Lemon filling

250 grams cream cheese  chopped and softened
1 cup (200 grams) fresh ricotta
2 eggs
1/2cup caster sugar (superfine)
1/2 cup  fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon cornflour (cornstarch)

Meringue

60 ml water plus 1 tablespoon extra
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup (200 grams) caster superfine sugar
2 whites

Method

To make the pastry, place the flour, icing sugar and butter in a food rocessor and process until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. With the motor running add the egg yolks and iced water and process the mixture just comes together to form a dough.

Turn out onto a clean work surface and bring together to form a ball. Roll out the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper . Refrigerate the pastry for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 160° c (325 °F) Using a round pastry cutter cut out 4  rounds, re rolling the pastry if needed add some flour  and line 4  greased 10 cm springform cake tins  leaving 1 cm excess pastry overhanging.
 Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Prick the base of each pastry case with a fork and line with baking paper. Fill with uncooked beans and bake for 15minutes.
Carefully remove the baking paper and beans and bake for 10 minutes or until the pastry is golden and dry.
Set aside to cool slightly. Set aside.

To make the filling:

Place the cream cheese, ricotta, eggs, sugar lemon juice and lemon rind and process or beat until smooth. Add the cornflour and mix to combine.

Reduce oven to140° (275 F) Pour the filling to the pastry cases and cook for 20 minutes or until just set. Remove and set aside to cool to  room temperature before refrigerating for 30 minutes.

To make the meringue:
  Place the water, cream of tartar and half the sugar in a small saucepan over high heat.
Bring to the boil , reduce heat to medium and cook by 4 minutes.
While the sugar syrup is cooking place the egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until stiff peaks form. Add the remaining sugar, one tablespoon at a time until smooth and glossy.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Gradually pour the hot sugar syrup in a thin steady tream and beat for 3 minutes or until cool. Spoon the meringue over tyhe cheesecakes and using a kitchen blowtorch lightly torch to serve.




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67 comments:

  1. They look so gorgeous! The meringue atop is sensational, Gloria.

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  2. Sure look like beauties indeed. Hopefully the twins had a great birthday too.

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    1. Thanks Patthey were happy with this and suchi lol Hubby bought Suchi for them!!

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  3. che meraviglia ^_^ buon weekend

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  4. I should definitely try this, my husband loves something like that☺

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  5. These are beautiful cheesecakes, Gloria! And I know they taste amazing, too!!! xo

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  6. Wow, these little cheesecakes look amazing.

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  7. Sure looks tasty! If only I could have just one bite!

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    1. Thanks Lon! I would be happy to share with you!

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  8. Gloria, Beautiful little desserts! Like the crust, fillings and meringue too! Great for a dinner party. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  9. You're lucky twins! What a great birthday treat, better than a cake for sure! They look delicious, Gloria! Take care xo

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    1. Thanks Pam,. yes they love so much lemon so theywere happy with these !!

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  10. They look so yummy. Have a great Sunday. Diane

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  11. They are beauties!

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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  12. Oh wow...these look absolutely amazing, dearest Gloria!
    I had never thought of lemon meringue as a cheesecake...oh I can't wait to try these!
    Thank you so much for sharing...😊😊

    I do hope you are well!
    Thinking of you always...

    With much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Thanks Ygraine!! we love lemon s9o much!! send you hugs and love!!

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  13. These look so beautiful and I can imagine their lemony fresh taste. YUM! I would love to try these and they sound a little different from anything I have tried before. Thanks for sharing. Great pictures too! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks Jess, yes lemon is so delicious any time!!! hugs!

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  14. Davvero delizioso ^_^
    Auguri a gemelli!
    Un bacio

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  15. Mi piace tantissimo l'idea della monoporzione. Amo le cosine piccine, trovo che siano più eleganti

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    1. I love little serves too Elena!!! Grazie anche te!!! un abbraccio

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  16. Sono delle vere delizie. Un bacio

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  17. These are so cute! And, that lemon cream filling sounds amazing.

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa, were delicious ! we love lemon!

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  18. Una vera delizia queste tortine, poi in mono porzione, sono molto carine. Brava Gloria, un bacio

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  19. Meravigliose, golose e invitanti!!!

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  20. Ma che bello questo dolcetto Gloria! Buon we anche a te :)

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  21. Dear Gloria, well, I love Lemon Meringue Pie but I believe I love your small pies even better than the large pies! Utterly delicious, perfectly prepared and so well presented!

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    1. Thanks Andrea ! I love this recipe and the twins too :)

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  22. These are wonderful Gloria and they must be absolutely delicious! Have a lovely weekend :-)

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  23. Dear Gloria, Those cheesecakes look perfect!! Have a beautiful weekend. xo

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  24. Oh Gloria, these little lemon cheesecakes are so cute and they look so tasty...adorable...I would to have one...or maybe two now. Thanks for the recipe...have a wonderful weekend!

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  25. These are beauties, Gloria! I love all lemon desserts and the individual size is adorable! Your meringue is perfect ♥

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    1. Thanks dear Susan , I missed you, happy to see you again !"

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  26. I'll bet these are even better than Lemon Meringue Pie! Love the individual size too!

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    1. yes was wonderful and I love little servings !! xo

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  27. You know, I have never tried my hand at meringue, but I really should. These look incredible!

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  28. i really enjoy lemon-flavoured dishes. I use them in savoury and sweet dishes too. yum! cheers sherry

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