Grandma Miriam's EASY lemon Cheesecake

Pami Toll


quick, easy to make.. tastes delicious and very creamy!


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

I think the pie shell serves 8?
15 Min
40 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • 2 pkg
    philadelphia cream cheese
  • 2 pkg
    keebler pre-baked graham cracker pie crusts or use chocolate crust. we prefer graham cracker crust. follow directions on the package pre-baking of the pie shell.
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    melted butter. or softened at room temp
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 pkg
    pre-made graham cracker pie crust.( good quality and fresh)
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle on top of the pies
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh squeezed lemon juice or bottled lemon juice.
  • 3
    eggs beaten

How to Make Grandma Miriam's EASY lemon Cheesecake


  1. Preheat Oven to 350. MAKES TWO PIES
    Easiest in a Food processor with the white blade for Mixing. Put all ingrediants in and pulse till the cream cheese is all smooth and creamy. Add melted butter, Add Lemon juice or last.. mix again.. And then taste with a spoon . See if it has enough lemon taste, if not you can add almond or lemon extract to enhance it but the bottle lemon juice works fine. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar, then bake 40 minutes. Cool and serve. We freeze a second one for later.
    The pie shells can serve 8 servings, or 6 depending on how you cut it.

    If you dont have a food processor, a home blender is good or a mixer as you choose. its just an easy clean up. ONE container does all with the food processor.
  2. Directions for PREBAKE Pie shell. Follow package directions to prebake it for about 10 minutes till it gets firm . Then pull out of oven AND THEN ADD the Cheesecake ingrediants.I do like to egg wash the crust so its crisper. But according to the directions thats not required.
  3. Pour wet creamy cheesecake content into TWO PIE shells.
    Place on a Cookie sheet filled. Top the Cheesecake mixture with a sprinkle of Cinnamon and sugar. Bake about 40 minutes till the knife comes out clean. Cool. Served room temp or chilled. Keep extra in fridge .. if there is any extra.

Printable Recipe Card

About Grandma Miriam's EASY lemon Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

Show 1 Comment & Review

23 Homemade Pecan Pie Recipes

23 Homemade Pecan Pie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From the classic pie to new dessert twists, these absolutely delicious and homemade pecan pie recipes need to go in your recipe box ASAP!

Easy No-bake Desserts With Simple Ingredients Recipe

Easy No-Bake Desserts With Simple Ingredients

Kitchen Crew

Who wants to turn their oven on for long periods of time during the summer? I know I don't. Which is why I'm a huge fan of no-bake desserts. Besides...

19 Raspberry Recipes Bursting With Flavor

19 Raspberry Recipes Bursting With Flavor

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We're planting a little seed about what you need to make this week... Try one of these 19 yummy raspberry recipes bursting with flavor!