LEMON CHEESECAKE

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves: 12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

3/4 c graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp butter, melted
5 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 2/3 c sugar
5 large eggs
1 tsp lemon rind, grated
1/4 c lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
garnish:lemon twist, fresh mint sprigs

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Kimi Gaines Recipe
x4
Well Seasoned
orlando, FL (pop. 238,300)
kimijo
Member Since Aug 2010
Kimi's notes for this recipe:
I LOVE LEMON AND NOT BIG ON CHEESECAKE, BUT THIS RECIPE IS CALLING MY NAME...GREAT SUMMER DESSERT OR A TIME WITH GIRLFRIENDS WITH A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA.
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Directions

1
COMBINE FIRST 3 INGREDIENTS; STIR WELL. BRUSH BOTTOM AND SIDES OF A 10-INCH SPRINGFORM PAN WITH MELTED BUTTER. ADD CRUMB MIXTURE, TILTING PAN TO COAT SIDES AND BOTTOM. CHILL.
2
BEAT CREAM CHEESE AT MEDIUM SPEED WITH AN ELECTRIC MIXER UNTIL CREAMY; GRUDUALLY ADD 1 2/3 CUPS OF SUGAR, BEATING WELL. ADD EGGS, ONE AT A TIME, BEATING AFTER EACH ADDITION. STIR IN LEMON RIND, LEMON JUICE, VANILLA AND SALT. POUR MIXTURE INTO PREPARED PAN. BAKE AT 300F FOR 1 HR AND 20 MINUTES. (CENTER MAY BE SOFT BUT WILL SET WHEN CHILLED.) COOL ON WIRE RACK; COVER AND CHILL AT LEAST 8 HOURS. GARNISH, IF DESIRED.

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user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Feb 20, 2011
Kimi Gaines [kimijo] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
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user Carole F BakersQueen - Feb 20, 2011
You don't care much for cheesecake...WHAT??? lol Girl, When my time comes, I want to float to Heaven on a cloud of Cheesecake..lol, lol!!

I am always willing to save cheesecake recipes...can't have enough of them. Thanks Kimi!
user Virginia Brogdon Virginia1 - Feb 20, 2011
Kimi, I just LOVE that picture! Makes my mouth water to see this delicacy!
user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Feb 20, 2011
Kimi, looks wonderful, and refreshing. It could fool me into thinking it would be a "light" dessert!
user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Feb 20, 2011
Looking forward to making it. I have so many recipes I want to try. I found this in the 1994 Southern Living "Our Best Christmas Recipes". I picked the book up at a thrift store.

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