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

Directions Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy