Lemon Supreme Cheesecake

Recipe by looneytunesfan
READY IN: 5hrs 20mins




  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl, combine all crust ingredients; mix well. Press in bottom and 1 inch up sides of ungreased 9-inch spring-form pan.
  • In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating until smooth. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add 1 cup whipping cream, lemon juice and salt; beat until smooth. Stir in lemon peel. Pour into crust-lined pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. for 55 to 65 minutes or until set. Cool in pan completely.
  • In small bowl, stir lemon curd to soften mixture. Spread smoothly over top of cheesecake to within 1/2-inch of edge. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • Just before serving, carefully run knife around sides of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. In small bowl, beat 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1 tablespoon sugar until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon whipped cream around edge of cheesecake. Garnish with lemon peel, if desired. Store in refrigerator.
  • TIP: To prevent cracks on top of cheesecake, place pan of water on rack below cheesecake during baking.