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Lemon Mousse Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + chilling


4 servings

From Calgary, Alberta, Cathy Chan assures, “This is the perfect dessert for a special intimate dinner. Just add candlelight and music.”
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  • 1/2 cup crushed chocolate wafers (about 8 wafers)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, combine chocolate wafers and butter. Press onto the bottom of a 6-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add sour cream and flour; beat well. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the lemon juice, peel and vanilla just until mixed. Pour over crust.
  3. Return pan to baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 487 calories, 33g fat (20g saturated fat), 151mg cholesterol, 327mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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