Lemony Cheesecake

Lemony Cheesecake Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Miriam Bucholtz


My mother used to make this all the time when I was a kid. I had the recipe for several years, until it was lost during one of the many times I moved. I got it back by visualizing my mother making it. Thank goodness for "mind movies".


★★★★★ 3 votes

about 6 or 8, depending on size of slices
15 Min
30 Min


Add to Grocery List

One pkg
plain cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick
salted butter, softened
egg, slightly beaten
fresh lemon, with skin grated for zest
1/2 c
1/3 c
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
graham cracker pie crust

How to Make Lemony Cheesecake


  • 1Take the lemon, grate off the skin (forming lemon zest); cut lemon in half and squeeze out all the juice. Set aside.
  • 2Cream butter and cream cheese together, then add beaten egg and mix in. Next, mix in the sugar and the milk. Pour in the lemon juice, mix, and mix in flour. Finally, mix in the lemon zest. Pour into the graham cracker crust.
  • 3Bake in a 325 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, checking to make sure that the cheesecake doesn't bake too long and dry out. I used to sneak slices of this in the middle of the night when I was a kid.
  • 4You can make this a lower-fat recipe by using low-or no-fat cream cheese, skim milk, and a reduced-fat graham cracker crust. It still tastes like a guilty pleasure.

Printable Recipe Card

About Lemony Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cheesecake, #lemon

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

Food Will Be The Star At Your July 4th Bbq Recipe

Food Will Be the Star at Your July 4th BBQ

Kitchen Crew

Make sure you've made a run for propane or charcoals... Fourth of July is next week! I'm gearing up to host a party. I've pulled together recipes that'll make any...

Pinterest Pass Or Fail: S'more Pie Pops Recipe

Pinterest Pass or Fail: S'More Pie Pops

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Seriously, who doesn't love to eat food from a stick? With warmer weather and outdoor adventures upon us, these S'More Pie Pops from TheGunnySack.com caught our eye. They'd be a...

25 No-bake Dessert Recipes That Are Bringing Sexy Back

25 No-Bake Dessert Recipes That Are Bringing Sexy Back

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Not only are these no-bake desserts super easy to make, but these recipes are incredibly tempting and sure to satisfy your cravings!