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Lemony White Chocolate Cheesecake

 Lemony White Chocolate Cheesecake
Although it takes some time to prepare this eye-catching cheesecake, the combination of tangy lemon and rich white chocolate is hard to beat. It's always a hit! —Marlene Schollenberger, Bloomington, Indiana
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 65 min. + chilling


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 10 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • White baking chocolate curls and lemon peel strips, optional


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place a 9-in. springform pan on a double
  • thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap
  • foil around pan; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, confectioners' sugar and peel;
  • cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the
  • sides of prepared pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake 25-30 minutes

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Lemony White Chocolate Cheesecake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in
  • white chocolate, flour, cream, lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla.
  • Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into crust.
  • Place pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger
  • pan. Bake 65-85 minutes or until center is just set and top appears
  • dull.
  • Remove pan from water bath. 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. Garnish with white chocolate and
  • lemon peel if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 637 calories, 45 g fat (28 g saturated fat), 182 mg cholesterol, 327 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 11 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.