Lemon Surprise Cheesecake Recipe

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Lemon Surprise Cheesecake
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  • 1-1/2 cups crushed lemon cream-filled sandwich cookies
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • lemon filling:
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • cheesecake layer:
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream , whipped


  1. Combine the cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a lightly greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until crust just begins to brown. Cool pan on a wire rack.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in the lemon juice, butter and peel. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
  3. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over lemon juice; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture until combined. Fold in the whipped cream and lemon peel.
  5. Spoon three-fourths of cheesecake mixture into crust; build up edges slightly. Chill for 5 minutes. Spoon lemon filling over cheesecake layer to within 1/2 in of edges. Top with remaining cheesecake mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan; remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 197.19 Kcal (826 kJ)
Calories from fat 113.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.59g 19%
Cholesterol 64.03mg 21%
Sodium 38.95mg 2%
Potassium 47.7mg 1%
Total Carbs 20.49g 7%
Sugars 15.96g 64%
Dietary Fiber 0.09g 0%
Protein 1.66g 3%
Vitamin C 7.3mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 23.1mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 225.32 Kcal (943 kJ)
Calories from fat 129.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.39g 19%
Cholesterol 73.17mg 21%
Sodium 44.51mg 2%
Potassium 54.5mg 1%
Total Carbs 23.41g 7%
Sugars 18.24g 64%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Protein 1.9g 3%
Vitamin C 8.4mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 26.4mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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