Kimi Gaines Recipe

LEMON CHEESECAKE

By Kimi Gaines kimijo


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12
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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.

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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts

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16 Comments

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Maria * WWCook1
Oct 27, 2012
Oh I love lemon and I love cheesecake. Thanks for sharing this yummy dessert.
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Kelly Young Tezsgurl
Jun 24, 2011
Are you sure you put the whole recipe? I dont see anything about the white topping layer(probably soucream) in your recipe. It looks really good so I just want to be sure!! Thanks!
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Kimi Gaines kimijo
Feb 23, 2011
LEMONS ARE SO REFRESHING AND ARE CAN BE USED FOR MANY HOUSEHOLD THINGS. I LOVE LEMON ANYTHING...EXCEPT LEMONADE AND I DON'T LIKE EACH OTHER. BUT I LOVE IT IN ICED TEA...
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Dee * Qtie
Feb 23, 2011
What is that saying...when life gives you lemons...it's time to plant lemon trees. I hope you have new lemon trees. I love to put a bowl of lemons on my kitchen table. They look so pretty and smell so good.
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Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
Feb 22, 2011
Kimi, that is so sad.....