Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs 25 mins
Lemon Cookie Crust
- 11 lemon cream-filled vanilla sandwich cookies, crushed
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 24 ounces cream cheese
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 5 teaspoons cornstarch
- 4 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 3⁄4 cup frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 drops red food coloring
- 1⁄3 cup frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 drop red food coloring
- lemon slice
- Make the crust: in a small bowl, stir the crushed cookies and melted butter together until well combined.
- Press crumb mixture evenly onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
- Make the filling: in a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, and cornstarch; beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add in eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Beat in the lemonade concentrate, vanilla, and red food coloring; pour cream cheese mixture over the crust.
- Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 15 minutes; decrease temperature to 200° and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the center no longer looks wet or shiny.
- Remove the cake from the oven and run a knife around the inside edge of the pan; turn the oven off; return the cake to the oven for an additional 1 hour.
- Chill, uncovered, overnight.
- Make the glaze: in a small saucepan, stir the lemonade concentrate, lemon juice, cornstarch, and food coloring together; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
- Cool and stir 2 minutes more; pour over cheesecake; garnish with lemon; chill until ready to serve.
Oooooh! Tangy & creamy & so pretty! We loved this recipe. It's a unique combination & it was a refreshing change from the usual variations of chocolate. To achieve a brighter pink I used a neon pink food coloring. Thanks for sharing, ratherbeswimmin'! Made & enjoyed for October 2009 Think Pink, breast cancer awareness tag game. :) In memory of Simond (Dec 04) & Ellie (Oct 09)
I have the Cheesecake Extraordinaire cookbook and I love it . I thought recipe was weird for a cheesecake but it's actually good. I'm glad I tried it.