Lemon Sambuca Cheesecake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by DeSouter

This lovely cheesecake is comprised of a very creamy, delectable layer, a sweet sour cream layer and a tangy lemon shimmer layer. Although it seems like it might be a lot of work, this recipe is surprisingly easy and the results will WOW your friends and family.

Top Review by dcswatko

This is the best cheesecake around. It is wonderful and i Usually garnish it with candied lemon curls

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Line a 10" springform pan bottom with aluminum foil and attach sides. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, crush and combine the cookie crumbs and butter. Line bottom of pan, pressing the crumbs about one-third of the way up the sides of the pan.
  3. In a food processor, combine all cream cheese layer ingredients except the eggs and blend until totally smooth and mixture is a thick liquid. Pulse in eggs and yolk 4 or 5 times until blended. Pour into pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Top immediately with --
  4. Mix sour cream, vanilla and sugar. Spread over top of cheesecake layer and return to the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. In a saucepan heat lemon juice, water, egg yolk, sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan until mixture becomes clear and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  6. Spread this mixture over the top of the cheesecake/sour cream layer. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing plastic wrap directly onto lemon layer. This will prevent a skin forming on the top. Cool until just warm on a wire rack and then place in refrigerator to chill well.
  7. Cut with a very sharp, long knife dipped into hot water. Rinse knife and wipe down with a dry towel before each new cut to keep each cut clean.

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