Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 50 Mins
Makes 4 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add flour to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Shape mixture into 48 balls, and place on a baking sheet; cover and chill 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°. Place 1 dough ball into each cup of 2 lightly greased (24-cup) miniature muffin pans, and shape each into a pastry shell.

Step 3

Whisk together eggs, butter, and sugar; stir in fresh lemon juice and coconut extract. Pour into pastry shells.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 18 to 22 minutes or until filling is set. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely (about 20 minutes). Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

portland's Review

December 24, 2013
taste is nice, but a little too time consuming for the end product. i had extra filling left not overfill, too hard to take out of the tins. also, a little too oily for my taste.

Leverone's Review

September 23, 2013

wendye9's Review

September 22, 2012
Very good, nice light taste. But.... where does that cup of sugar go ? I added it to the butter/eggs mixture. One note: unless you are really stingy with the filling, the mixture only fills about 40 of the pastry cups, not all 48. I baked the unfilled cups for about 12 minutes and will use them another time. Definitely a nice desert, especially for lemon lovers. Will make again.