Italian Lemon Biscotti Cheesecake Recipe

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Italian Lemon Biscotti Cheesecake

Annamaria Settanni McDonald

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@ArtByASM

Yummy, delicious, hit the spot cheesecake. Great for Summer! This is my recipe that I concocted using several recipes in creating this different type of cheesecake. The biscotti crust gives it a different take on the traditional cheesecake crust. A yummy traditional style cheesecake layer topped with a light lemon curd type topping. Lemony desserts are a hit in Italian families and this is just one of many that I created.


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Serves:

12-16

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Ingredients

BISCOTTI CRUST

3 c
finely crushed italian lemon, vanilla or almond biscotti
1/2 c
butter, melted

LEMON CHEESECAKE

3 pkg
(8oz. each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
lemon zest, grated
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
3
eggs

LEMON TOPPING

1 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
1 tsp
cornstarch
4
egg yolks
1/2 c
sugar
1/4 c
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
butter, softened cut in pieces

GARNISH (OPTIONAL)

redi whip's whipped cream
lemon zest curls
white chocolate curls

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350'F
2
MIX crushed biscotti and melted butter. Press onto bottom and 1. inch up side of 9 inch springform pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
3
BEAT cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, lemon zest, juice and 1/2 tsp. vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
4
BAKE 55 min. to 1 hour or until center is almost set.
5
Lemon Sauce Topping:
In small saucepan, combine 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Stir in 4 egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup lemon Juice. Cook and stir over medium-high heat just until bubbly. Reduce heat cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in softened butter pieces. Cool.
6
Spread lemon topping over cheesecake and let sit in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
7
Remove cheesecake from refrigerator and run knife along pan's edges and remove springform gently. GARNISH with suggestions above, cut and serve. ENJOY! =)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts