Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lemon Cheesecake


I stumbled across this recipe quite a while ago (Taste of Home) and thought it might be interesting to try sometime. This weekend I needed to bake some things for a fundraiser and also prepare a dessert to share at church so I thought this would be the perfect time. I made a small 6 inch, an 8 inch, plus I had a bit of batter left so I baked it in a ramekin (so I would get to taste it) ☺ my taste buds were happy.


 I wasn't quite sure what the chocolate crust would be like with it but decided that it compliments it quite nicely. The Lemon Curd and Raspberries were my own idea and really set this delicious cheesecake apart! It's light lemony flavor was perfect with the curd and raspberries! ♥♥♥ The one I served at
church was quickly gone, appreciated by young and old alike.

Ingredients for an 8 inch:
1½ cups crushed chocolate graham crackers
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
3 pkgs. (8 oz.each) cream cheese, softened
1½ cups sugar
1½ cups sour cream
6 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
3 eggs, lightly beaten

Finely crush the graham crackers and mix with the melted butter. Press into the bottom of an 8 inch Springform pan that is sprayed with non stick spray. Place on a baking sheet, bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.

Reduce oven heat to 300°.

In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in the sour cream, lemon juice, flour, lemon peel, and vanilla. Add the lightly beaten eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over prepared, cooled crust.

Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour (or till center is almost set). Turn heat off, prop the oven door open with a wooden spoon handle and leave cake in the oven for another 45 - 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully run a sharp thin knife around the edges. Allow to cool completely then refrigerate overnight. Remove from pan and place on a serving platter. Serve plain or garnish as desired. I would love to try this with blueberries sometime...or strawberries...or...... does anyone need a cheesecake?!

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33 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I just made & posted about pumpkin cheesecake ... will need to give your lemon a try. :-)

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  2. What a gorgeous cheesecake - it looks perfect!

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  3. Oh yum! Of all the cheesecakes I have eaten (and believe me, there have been many!) I don't think I've ever had lemon. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a glorious cake. Your photo is wonderful and if I didn't want cheesecake before seeing it I do now. Your cake looks delicious and sounds perfect. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. That is the prettiest cheesecake ever! so delicious and love the flavors :)
    Mary x

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  6. That looks wonderful, I am going to pin this so that I may try it in the future.. thank you!

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  7. Thanks for linking! That is a beautiful cake. I especially like the rosemary against the berries.

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  8. I love lemon desserts - this cheesecake looks fantastic!

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  9. Looks delicious its a save I think! I'm following you via Homemaker on a Dime!!

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  10. I love any kind of lemony dessert and, it being the height of berry season here right now, I am definitely going to try this. Love the idea of the chocolate crust, and the berry and lemon curd on top.
    Sue :-)

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  11. So adding this to my list of things to try! My sis is the cheesecake guru of the family, but I think this might even impress her! Thanks for sharing and I will be pinning this.

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  12. You know I LOVE cheesecake! But this sounds like one for the hubby. He adores ANYTHING lemon.

    Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday this week, Martha. It's always a "treat" to have you. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  13. I've been having an odd craving for cheesecake for weeks! I need a cheesecake! LOL Maybe I'll try this tomorrow. You know, if I don't feed the craving, it'll never go away... (that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!)

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  14. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  15. Yum, this looks delicious! I love lemon.

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  16. Cheesecake and CHOCOLATE-my tow favourit things :-)

    So glad to have you at our Pin'Inspiration Party this week.

    Happy follower, would love if you popped over and grabbed a button.

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  17. Oh my! This looks so wonderful! Cheesecakes are my absolute favorite but when I want a regular cake - I go for lemon! Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursdays. I just shared this amazing recipe on Facebook. :)

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  18. This looks wonderful! A company worthy dessert for sure.

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  19. Yum - this looks so delicious! I especially like the lemon curd and raspberry touch!
    I am blog hopping & following you from Katherine's Corner. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/. Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  20. What a beautiful cheesecake! Sounds delicious.
    mickey

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  21. Hi...Nann here from atnannstable.blogspot.com This looks absolutely delicious. And it looks so beautiful too. Found you on Foodie Friday. And so glad I did. You have a delightful blog. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. I know my family will love it.

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  22. Goodness this sounds tasty...yum! Thanks for sharing with us :D

    Visiting from LadyBirdLn linky party,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois at WhyCuzICan

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  23. Martha,
    This cake is beautiful! Nicely done! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  24. This is faboulous recipe! I love it! I'm bookmarking it right now. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  25. Talk about presentation! This is one of the prettiest cheesecakes I have ever seen. Looks (and I'm sure it was) delicious. Enjoy the weekend!

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  26. This cheesecake is beautiful and the recipe sounds really good! Yum!

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  27. That is a gorgeous cheesecake!

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  28. This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing at Mrs. Foxs Sweet Party :)

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  30. This cheesecake looks amazing! I love lemon! I would love it if you came to link to my holiday recipe swap blog hop. It is my first ever! Love these recipes.
    www.mythirtyspot.com
    -Erin Kennedy

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  31. Martha, what a perfect cheesecake!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

    Friends who link-up to tomorrow’s party will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Hodgson Mill, so please feel free to stop by and join in the fun & inspiration!

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn

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  32. You're being featured this week at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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