I just got back from spending a week at Carillon Beach Resort with my family. We were looking at places for Gina's wedding in the spring. The great thing about planning a destination wedding is the vacation that goes a long with it. We spent a week, laying by the pool, going out to eat, watching movies, and doing a little wedding planning in between. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Now, I'm back to reality. My sunburn is peeling so I'll take that as a sign to get off the beach. It's time for me to start cooking again. *sigh* But, since I've been on vacation, and I don't start work until tomorrow morning, I thought I'd bring a fun easy dessert to this blog. We'll start the boring stuff next week.
-2 (8 ounce) packages of Cream Cheese, room temperature
-3/4 cup sugar
-1 Tablespoon lemon juice
-1 Tablespoon Vanilla
Mix all ingredients together. Line a baking sheet with cupcake liners and place a vanilla wafer or a half of an oreo cookie at the bottom of each liner. If you want the vanilla wafer to fit perfectly find 2" cupcake liners. If you are not attempting to achieve perfectection you can use a standard cupcake liner. *the oreo fits almost perfectly in the standard cupcake liner.
Plain Cheesecake: pour batter over vanilla wafer and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Let cool and Refrigerate. Slice a strawberry on top before serving or cherry pie filling.
Turtle cheesecake: Place oreo at the bottom of the liner. Melt caramel and drizzle over top of oreo. Sprinkle a few crushed pecans. Pour batter over top bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Let cool and refrigerate. Before serving drizzle milk chocolate and caramel over top with a few crushed pecans.
Optional Crusts and Toppings
-Cherry pie filling
-oreo cookie half
-graham cracker crust
Delicious! You can almost imagine you're still on vacation. Yum!