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January 13, 2015

Lemon Cheesecake in Bread Bowls

Lemon Cheesecake in Bread Bowls - Your guests will never know the crust is made from bread slices - which saves you loads of time - and the filling is zesty delicious !

I am still on the leftovers wave, because December had so much cooking and baking involved, I was left with a little of this and a little of that after each recipe. Now these Lemon Cheesecake in Bread Bowls are only half true in the sense of using up leftovers.

Of course I could have used the same ingredients {the leftover cream cheese and creme fraiche} in a bit more of a traditional recipe, but on this certain evening I was hit with a sudden craving for cheesecake, baked cheesecake.

Lemon Cheesecake in Bread Bowls - Your guests will never know the crust is made from bread slices - which saves you loads of time - and the filling is zesty delicious !

But I was also lazy, too lazy to even think of making a quick crust {I definitely wanted a crust!} and it would have taken too long to defrost a roll of ready-made pastry, which I always do in the refrigerator overnight anyway.

So, there I was standing with half a tub of cream cheese and half a tub of creme fraiche, but no idea for a crust. Well, I have seen bread bowls in savory recipes and thought to myself, this might just work, and I was not let down with this bight spark idea - which I am sure someone has already done !

Ever thought you just found the next best thing since sliced bread hit the supermarket shelves eons ago ? Only to find a day or two after you posted, almost exactly the same thing, in this case, maybe not the Lemon Cheesecake, but I am sure a bread bowl has been used for some or other sweet treat in some way.

Anyhow, the Lemon Cheesecake in Bread Bowls were delicious and my craving for a specific dessert was satisfied. Now I should remember to always keep bread, fresh or a day or two old, on hand, which should not be too hard, seeing as it is mostly only Roy and I at home nowadays, and we usually do have a couple of slices left, which we would normally mix up with a gravy and treat the dogs with something besides their dry dog food {not that we do not spoil them rotten anyway!}


Lemon Cheesecake in Bread Bowls


6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

6 Slices White Bread, crusts removed
1/2 cup Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Creme Fraiche
1 Egg
2 TB Caster Sugar
1 TB Lemon Juice

Icing Sugar, for dusting
Mint Leaves, for decorating

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 190 deg C (375 deg F) - spray 6 holes of a muffin pan with cooking oil.
2.) Press the Bread slices into each muffin hole - set aside.
3.) Beat together the Cream Cheese, Creme Fraiche, Egg, Caster Sugar and Lemon Juice until smooth - fill the Bread bowls and bake 20 - 22 minutes or until set {the cheesecake will puff up, but will settle when cooling}.
4.) Remove from the oven - cool in pan for 30 minutes - remove and let cool completely.
Dust with Icing Sugar and decorate with Mint leaves {if using}

Lemon Cheesecake in Bread Bowls - Your guests will never know the crust is made from bread slices - which saves you loads of time - and the filling is zesty delicious !


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By Stephanie Lynn      

11 comments:

  1. Much nicer than fatty pastries, I must try it.

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  2. Oh, how I love cheesecake. These looks so delicious. Pinned em!

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  3. Such a great idea - especially when you don't feel like dealing with a whole crust making situation.

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  4. What a unique idea! So different and yummy looking,

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  5. That looks gorgeous and delicious!

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  6. Stopping by from Thrifty Thursday link party. Great idea using white bread slices! I need to try this.

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  7. These looks so beautiful! I love everything lemon! Pinned!
    Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

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  8. What a shame about using leftovers that you have to make these delights....lol. They look mouth watering!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  9. These are so pretty and I bet they were so good!! Thanks so much for sharing them at On Display Thursday, see you tomorrow at this week's!

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