Simple Lemon Cheesecake

Recipe by Studentchef
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins




  • For the crust:.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees f. Lightly butter an 8 inch springform pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine crumbs with sugar, then with butter and press mixture int bottom of pan, packing it down with the base of a flat glass.
  • Bake until golden about seven to ten minutes.
  • For the Cheese filling:
  • Keep the oven at 400 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl combine cream cheese and sugar blending until smooth. Blend in sour cream. Stir in beaten eggs, one third at a time. Stir in lemon juice, zest, and vanilla, blending well.
  • Pour into baked crust and place in oven. Immediately turn heat down to 300 degrees F and bake for one hour or until cake begins to rise on the sides.
  • Turn oven off. Open oven door and let cake sit in oven for another 30 minutes. Remove, set on rack.
  • For cheesecake topping:.
  • have the oven at 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all three ingredients, blending with a spoon until smooth.
  • Spread over top of baked cheesecake. If cake has cracks, use topping to fill in the spaces.
  • Bake until set, about 15 minutes. Cool completely before removing side of springform pan. Chill until ready to serve.
  • Cheesecake can be wrapped closely in plastic and refrigerated for about four days or frozen two weeks. served chilled with fresh fruit or fruit coulis.