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Lemon Cheesecake Ball

May 23rd, 2010

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Now onto the yum.  I’ve attended several Tastefully Simple parties since moving here.  They have sweet “cheese” balls that I had trouble liking until a friend had an Apple Pie flavored one at her house and I devoured about half of it with the yummy graham pretzel twist thingies.  I can’t justify the cost of some TS items and the graham twist thingies are one of those things (don’t yell at me…I like Tastefully Simple…I just think it is pricey so I purchase judiciously).  I found some ginger pretzel twist thingies at World Market for much cheaper and started thinking they might be good with a lemon cheesecake ball.  And the googling began.

I found several recipes but zeroed in on this one.  I needed an excuse to make it – I couldn’t make it and have it sitting around here or I would eat the whole stupid thing.   I hosted book club last week so that seemed like the perfect excuse.  It turned out really yummy – a nice way to satisfy the cheesecake desire without baking a cake.  I refrigerated it overnight but it never got solid enough to roll it in the graham crumbs so I sprinkled them on top.  I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese so that might be why it wasn’t quite as solid.

Lemon Cheesecake Ball

12 oz cream cheese – that is 1 1/2 bricks (I used the 1/3 less fat)

3 1/2 Tbs sugar

Zest of a lemon

2 Tbs fresh lemon juice

3 full graham crackers, crushed

With a rubber spatula, combine the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.  Add lemon zest and lemon juice and mix well.  Taste – you can add a little more sugar or lemon juice if it needs it.  Wrap in plastic wrap to form a ball – I put mine in a small bowl to form the ball shape.  Refrigerate for several hours until firm.  Roll in graham cracker crumbs or sprinkle them on top.  Serve with graham crackers, animal crackers, etc.

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6 Responses to “Lemon Cheesecake Ball”

  1. amy2boys Says:

    Oh that looks SO good! (LOVE the girls dresses too.)

  2. mamak Says:

    That’s sounds easy enough! I will be trying when I can find an excuse too. :)

  3. Melinda Says:

    How have I never heard of a cheesecake ball?! Where have I been hiding?! This looks delish!

  4. Bobbi Says:

    I need to remember this!! Sounds and looks yummy.

    I too have been to the tastefully simple and agree it’s all yummy, but expensive. I did get some of their dipping oil. That was good, and goes a long way. I have a dip mix still sitting in my cupboard that I need to make!

  5. Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale Says:

    How adorable are those dresses!? ADORABLE!

    I’ve never been to a Tastefully Simple party, really never heard of them.

    That ball does sound delish, though! YUM :-)

  6. more info here Says:

    more info here

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