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Easy Gluten Free Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

Luscious and creamy, gluten free lemon cheesecake tarts are a snap to make and sinfully good.

Easy Gluten Free Lemon Cheesecake Tart

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Gluten Free Lemon Cheesecake Tart Heaven

The other day I was craving lemon bars. I started thinking about how delicious they would be if I had cream cheese and blueberries. I tried it, and the bars were delicious (we ate ALL of them), but they weren’t pretty like I imagined they would be.

In my head, I already had this beautiful picture of gluten free lemon cheesecake bars, but it wasn’t meant to be. They just fell apart. So we suffered through and ate all of it.

The lemon cheesecake bars were so good; I knew there had to be a way to make them where they would hold together and look pretty. Thus, the gluten free lemon cheesecake tart was born. All the deliciousness of the bar, in a beautiful tart.

Easy Gluten Free Lemon Cheesecake Tart

Easy & Delicious

These tarts are so simple to make. The shortbread crust comes together like a dream and the filling sets beautifully.

Mom-Tip: give your little one a bit of shortbread dough to keep them busy while you make these. It’s like edible playdough and there are no eggs, so it safe if they eat it.

We had such a blast making these. I bought these tart pans I used on Amazon and they are so cute. Plus the gluten free lemon cheesecake tarts pop right out.

My husband and I used to by tarts from this little grocery store near us and these take me back to those days. Something about individual desserts just makes me feel all happy inside. If you love lemon and hate to bake, be sure to check out my Mini No Bake Lemon Pies. More of a blueberry fan? These Easy Mini Blueberry Tarts from A Dash of Megnut are amazing!

Do you have a favorite individual dessert? Let me know in the comments!

Easy Gluten Free Lemon Cheesecake Tart
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4 from 31 votes

Easy Gluten Free Lemon Cheesecake Tarts



  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel if desired
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 8 oz package softened cream cheese


  • Mix together crust ingredients. Divide into 6 pieces and press into tart pans.
  • Bake at 325 for 20 minutes.
  • While tarts are baking beat the sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice and eggs together until the eggs lightened (about a minute or so).
  • Beat in the cream cheese.
  • Divide mixture among baked tarts.
  • Bake for an additional 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Top with berries as desired.


If you do not have tart pans, it can be made in a 9 x 9 dish. You will not need all of the shortbread dough.

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  • Reply
    Sandi H. Lubis
    July 10, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Hi amanda,

    I want to add almond flour for the crust. I want make something different. Could you advise how much should I add it or reduce the GF flour?

    Thanks in advance

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      October 25, 2021 at 2:59 pm

      I don’t often bake with almond flour, I really do not know how much would be adjusted. I do know that it absorbs more liquid so keep that in mind.

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    Angela Amores
    March 16, 2018 at 1:56 am

    This looks so tasty. I love sweets so this is totally my kind of recipe.

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      March 16, 2018 at 8:51 am

      It’s really good!

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    Brit Strawbridge
    March 15, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Yum! I think Lemon tarts are so light + fresh! I have a lot of family who eats GF so this is a perfect dessert to serve!

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      March 16, 2018 at 8:49 am

      It is definitely a crowd pleaser!

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        Sandi Lubis
        July 12, 2021 at 12:02 am

        Hi amanda,

        Can i substitute the gf flour with almond flour? If yes, any additional ingredient that i should add into?



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          August 31, 2021 at 9:15 pm

          Hi! I’m so sorry, I haven’t been able to check through comments. I have not tried this with almond flour, so I’m not sure. I feel like it would probably need some additional liquid and possibly fat because almond flour can be a little drying.

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    March 14, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    These look AMAZING. I’m a big fan of cheesecake and love lemon desserts so I need to try them out for myself! Thanks for sharing!

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      March 14, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      It’s so good…you will love it!

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    March 14, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    My husband LOVES lemon desserts. Going to have to make this for him!

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      March 14, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      Mine does too and he loves these cheesecake lemon tarts!

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    Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    March 14, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    These sound delicious and perfect for spring! I need to try them out!

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      March 14, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      You will go crazy for them!

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    Cindy Gordon
    April 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Those are so pretty! They look just about perfect! Almost too pretty to eat.

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    Beth @ Binky's Culinary Carnival
    April 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Lemon is my favorite flavor for desserts! These tarts look perfect! i’ll have to make these for my Mom! She will love them!

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    Raia Todd
    April 12, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Those are gorgeous, Amanda! I’m a sucker for anything with cream cheese in it. 😉

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    April 12, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    These look wonderful and what a great dessert for Spring

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    Michelle | The Last Food Blog
    April 12, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I love lemon desserts and these are just perfect!

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    April 8, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I’m a chocolate girl, but these look so good!!

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      April 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      These are better than chocolate!

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    Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    April 8, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    These look so good! I love lemon and eat gluten free, so these are perfect. They are super cute, too.

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      April 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      I love lemon anything! They are delicious!

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    April 7, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I love lemon pretty much everything. I’ll have to try these. Pinned for later ?

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    GiGi Eats
    April 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    THESE LOOK SO INSANELY DELICIOUS!!! I would eat probably 6 – ha ha! GF for the win!

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    April 7, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Oh my gosh! I am gluten intolerant and these look amazing. I need to figure out an alternative for the cream cheese though (don’t consume dairy).

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    April 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    This looks really yummy! Being Celiac, I am always looking for new dessert recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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    Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries
    April 7, 2017 at 8:14 am

    These look like Spring on a plate. So beautiful. Love that they’re gluten free!

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    April 7, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Your Gluten Free Lemon Cheesecake Tarts look adorably delicious! I love the fresh fruit on top! <3

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    April 7, 2017 at 7:34 am

    This looks so yummy and beautiful! Perfect desert for spring time!

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