Ingredients

Crust:

  •     ⅓ cup graham cracker crumbs
  •     1 tablespoon white sugar
  •     1 tablespoon margarine, melted

Filling:

  •     1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  •     ¼ cup white sugar
  •     1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
  •     ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  •     ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  •     1 egg

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 6-cup muffin pan.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and margarine with a fork until combined. Measure a rounded tablespoon of the mixture into the bottom of each muffin cup, pressing firmly. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 5 minutes, then remove to cool. Keep the oven on.

Step 3

Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla until fluffy. Mix in the egg.

Step 4

Pour the cream cheese mixture into the muffin cups, filling each until 3/4 full. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan before removing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.