Favorite Lemon Cheesecake Recipe
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Favorite Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

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A homemade chocolate crush complements the light lemon flavor of this delectable little dessert from Cathy Chan of Calgary, Alberta. "One of my friends gave me the recipe, which is perfect for birthday dinners, anniversaries...just about any occasion," she relates.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:2-4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup crushed chocolate wafers
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 6-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the sour cream, lemon juice, flour, lemon peel and vanilla. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust.
  3. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cook on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  4. Chill for 8 hours or overnight. Remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2-4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Cheesecake in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p53

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"This cheesecake is so refreshing. The lemon flavor is perfectly balanced with the sweetness."

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"I am always proud of myself when this delicious dessert comes out looking like the picture. I have made it many times for a special meal for special friends. Very easy and yummy."

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