LEMON CHEESECAKE

Kimi Gaines Recipe

By Kimi Gaines kimijo

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.


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

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.
  • Comments

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    Kimi Gaines kimijo - Feb 20, 2011
    Kimi Gaines [kimijo] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
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    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!
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    Virginia Brogdon Virginia1 - Feb 20, 2011
    Kimi, I just LOVE that picture! Makes my mouth water to see this delicacy!
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    Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Feb 20, 2011
    Kimi, looks wonderful, and refreshing. It could fool me into thinking it would be a "light" dessert!
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    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.