Golden Lemon Glazed Cheesecake Recipe

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Golden Lemon Glazed Cheesecake Recipe
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Golden Lemon Glazed Cheesecake Recipe

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At our church, we give seven performances of a Living Christmas Tree every holiday season—then hold an open house after each one, I've served this lemony cheesecake at those gatherings for years, and it's always gotten raves.
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 2-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (30 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 10 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 lemon, sliced paper-thin
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

Directions

For crust, combine all ingredients and press into the bottom and 2-in. up the sides of a 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes. Cool. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese at medium-high until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add sugar, then lemon juice and vanilla. Mix well. Fold in lemon peel; pour into crust. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Cool to room temperature; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 4 hours. For the glaze, remove any seeds from lemon slices. Reserve 1 slice for garnish; coarsely chop remaining slices. Place in a saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Drain and discard liquid. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in remaining water, lemon juice and lemon pulp. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil 3 minutes. Chill until cool, stirring occasionally. Pour over cheesecake and garnish with reserved lemon slice. Chill until ready to serve. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Golden Lemon Glazed Cheesecake in Country Woman July/August 1991, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 316 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • CRUST:
  • 2-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (30 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 10 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 lemon, sliced paper-thin
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  1. For crust, combine all ingredients and press into the bottom and 2-in. up the sides of a 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes. Cool. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese at medium-high until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add sugar, then lemon juice and vanilla. Mix well. Fold in lemon peel; pour into crust. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Cool to room temperature; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 4 hours. For the glaze, remove any seeds from lemon slices. Reserve 1 slice for garnish; coarsely chop remaining slices. Place in a saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Drain and discard liquid. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in remaining water, lemon juice and lemon pulp. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil 3 minutes. Chill until cool, stirring occasionally. Pour over cheesecake and garnish with reserved lemon slice. Chill until ready to serve. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Golden Lemon Glazed Cheesecake in Country Woman July/August 1991, p29

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mwsissie User ID: 7295431 28036
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"I really love lemon ànd cheesecake, and these 2 combined's just delicious! Thank you very much for your lovely recipe! :-)"

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