"Beat the eggs well; add them to the juice of the lemons, then strain them into a bright tin saucepan. Add a quarter pound of fresh butter and all the other ingredients.
"Let it simmer slowly over a slow fire till the whole is the consistence of honey. Stir the mixture till cool, when, after having lined the patty-pans with puff paste, bake them, then put on the lemon mixture, and return them to the oven a few minutes just to slightly brown over.
"Author's note - In earlier times, 'cheesecake' referred to any open tart with eggs and lemon or orange juice."
More "Lost" Civil War Recipes
Green Corn Dumplings (1867)
(Origin - "Civil War Recipes - Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book" compiled and edited by Lily May Spaulding and John Spaulding.)