Luscious Lemon Cheesecake
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Yields
16
Nutritional Info
Calories323 kcal
Protein5 g
Fat29 g
Carbohydrate22 g
Fibre0.3 g
Sodium129 mg
Calcium48 mg
Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada

Ingredients

Crust

1 cup(250 ml)flour
1/4 cup(60 ml)brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup(125 ml)butter, softened
1egg

Filling

2 pkg (8 oz each)(250 g each)Canadian cream cheese brick style, softened
2x-large eggs
1/2 cup(125 ml)sugar
2 tbsp(30 ml)lemon juice

Lemon Curd

3/4 cup(180 ml)sugar
3 tbsp(45 ml)cornstarch
3/4 cup(180 ml)lemon juice
2eggs
1/4 cup(60 ml)cold butter, cubed

Directions

Crust

  1. Blend flour with sugar and rub butter into flour mixture using a rubber spatula. Use a fork to stir eggs into flour until crumbly. Pat dough into the bottom of a greased 9-inch (23 cm) springform baking pan.
  2. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

Filling

  1. Beat Canadian cream cheese until very smooth. Mix in eggs, sugar and lemon juice. Spread into prepared crust. Bake for 30 minutes.
  2. Cool completely.

Lemon Curd- topping

  1. In a double boiler, stir together sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in lemon juice until well blended. Stir in eggs. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add butter to mixture, continuing to stir.
  3. Cool completely and spread over cooled cheesecake. Chill until set. Cut with a warm, wet knife and enjoy!