graham cracker crumbs
8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 2/3 c
lemon rind, grated
1 1/2 tsp
garnish:lemon twist, fresh mint sprigs
1COMBINE 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.
2BEAT 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.
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!
Virginia Brogdon Virginia1 - Feb 20, 2011
Kimi, I just LOVE that picture! Makes my mouth water to see this delicacy!
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Feb 20, 2011
Kimi, looks wonderful, and refreshing. It could fool me into thinking it would be a "light" dessert!
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.