luscious lemon cheesecake

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Ingredients For luscious lemon cheesecake

  • CRUST INGREDIENTS
  • 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
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 2 c
    sour cream
  • 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
  • lemon peel, thinly sliced

How To Make luscious lemon cheesecake

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

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