LEMON CHEESECAKE


Lemon Cheesecake

Serves: 6 

Cooking Time: 40 min.


 INGREDIENTS

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 16 ounces low fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup lemon curd, for garnish

 DIRECTIONS

  1. Process crumbs and butter till blended. Pour into 7-inch springform pan (not included with oven) that has been sprayed with cooking spray and foil-wrapped on the outside.
  2. Pour two cups hot water into the bottom of the oven. Place springform pan on low rack and bake for 5 minutes at 400ºF. Remove.
  3. In food processor, place remaining ingredients, except for lemon curd. Bake at 325°F for 35 minutes. Heat jar of lemon curd in microwave for maybe a minute, or until softened. Spoon out onto cheesecake and smooth. Refrigerate and when cooled, remove from pan.