My BFF shared an excellent recipe with me some time ago and that cheesecake turned out so well I couldn't help but make it again. This time they're for a friend's birthday party and I tweaked it a little bit and made them into bars. I was inspired by these resources:
Chanatl's New York Cheesecake
Martha Stewart's Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Cake on the Brain: Mini Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes with Fresh Berries
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon (2 to 3 teaspoons zest and about 3 tablespoons juice)
Fruit Preserves (choice)
Fresh Blueberries (or berries of your choice)
4. Place baking pan in a large disposable roasting pan (11x15 rectangular pan. Large enough to fit baking pan. Carefully ill edges of disposable pan with boiling water (without getting water on the cheesecake) and carefully place into oven.
Chill in refrigerator until serving.
Serves: 20-25 (pending sizes of slices and how much you wanna hog the pie)