Luscious Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

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Luscious Lemon Cheesecake

TAMMY WADE

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@Tammywade


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Ingredients

CRUST INGREDIENTS

2 c
graham crackers, crushed
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted

FILLING INGREDIENTS

24 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 1/3 c
sugar
3
eggs
1/4 c
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
grated lemon peel
2 tsp
vanilla extract

TOPPING INGREDIENTS

2 c
sour cream
3 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract

GLAZE INGREDIENTS

3/4 c
water
1/3 c
lemon juice
1
egg yolk, beaten to blend
1/2 c
sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1/4 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
butter
2 tsp
grated lemon peel

GARNISH INGREDIENTS

lemon peel, thinly sliced

Step-By-Step

1FOR CRUST: Preheat oven to 350. Butter 9-inch springform pan.
2Blend crumbs and melted butter in bowl.
3Press mixture into bottom and up sides of prepared pan.
4Bake 5 minutes.
5Cool.
6FOR FILLING: Preheat oven to 350.
7Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese until soft.
8Gradually blend in sugar.
9Beat in eggs 1 at a time.
10Mix in lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla.
11Pour into crust.
12Bake until slightly puffed, about 40 minutes.
13Maintain oven temperature at 350.
14FOR TOPPING: Blend all ingredients in small bowl.
15Spread on top of cake.
16Bake 15 minutes; topping will not look set.
17Cool 30 minutes.
18FOR GLAZE: Combine water, lemon juice and yolk in heavy small saucepan.
19Stir in sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
20Bring to boil over low heat, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes.
21Add butter and lemon peel and stir until butter melts.
22Cool glaze for 20 minutes.
23Spread glaze on cake.
24Cool completely.
25Refrigerate until well chilled.
26(Can be prepared 2 days ahead.)
27Garnish with lemon slices.
28Serve cold.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy