Luscious Lemon Cheesecake
graham crackers, crushed
unsalted butter, melted
cream cheese, softened
egg yolk, beaten to blend
lemon peel, thinly sliced
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.
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.
12Bake until slightly puffed, about 40 minutes.
13Maintain oven temperature at 350.
14FOR TOPPING: Blend all ingredients in small bowl.
16Bake 15 minutes; topping will not look set.
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.
25Refrigerate until well chilled.
26(Can be prepared 2 days ahead.)
27Garnish with lemon slices.
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