Luscious Lemon Cheesecake

Luscious Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

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TAMMY WADE

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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

How to Make Luscious Lemon Cheesecake

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.

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About Luscious Lemon Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy