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Lemon Dream Cheesecake Recipe
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Lemon Dream Cheesecake Recipe

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Light and lemony, this creamy dessert is just the thing for a spring or summer’s day. —Bonnie Jost, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 10 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 396 calories, 29 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 150 mg cholesterol, 286 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Press onto bottom and 2 in. up sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in cream, lemon juice, flour, lemon peel, extracts and food coloring if desired. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into crust. Return pan to baking sheet.
  3. Bake 55-65 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Dream Cheesecake in Taste of Home April/May 2011, p91

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 396 calories, 29 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 150 mg cholesterol, 286 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"This was really yummy. Very light and not too sweet. The only thing I added was a dollop of lemon pie filling on the top when served."

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Can you use light cream cheese instead of full-calorie??"

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"Oh my ,this was so good. I plan on making it for my friend's birthday party later this month. My grand kids loved it and one even helped make it. I used real lemon juice and added more and omitted the lemon extract."

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"Turned out wonderful. Nice, classic cheesecake recipe. No adjustments needed."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"I made this for a family gathering and it was a hit. My dad loves anything with lemon in it and he though it was delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe!"

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