Simple Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

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Simple Lemon Cheesecake
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  1. For the crust:.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees f. Lightly butter an 8 inch springform pan.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake until golden about seven to ten minutes.
  5. For the Cheese filling:
  6. Keep the oven at 400 degrees F.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Turn oven off. Open oven door and let cake sit in oven for another 30 minutes. Remove, set on rack.
  10. For cheesecake topping:.
  11. Have the oven at 350 degrees F.
  12. In a medium bowl, combine all three ingredients, blending with a spoon until smooth.
  13. Spread over top of baked cheesecake. If cake has cracks, use topping to fill in the spaces.
  14. Bake until set, about 15 minutes. Cool completely before removing side of springform pan. Chill until ready to serve.
  15. 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.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 498.58 Kcal (2087 kJ)
Calories from fat 284.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.65g 49%
Cholesterol 149.44mg 50%
Sodium 356.4mg 15%
Potassium 191.17mg 4%
Total Carbs 46.71g 16%
Sugars 31.01g 124%
Dietary Fiber 0.89g 4%
Protein 8.6g 17%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 3%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 124mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 283.23 Kcal (1186 kJ)
Calories from fat 161.83 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.98g 49%
Cholesterol 84.89mg 50%
Sodium 202.46mg 15%
Potassium 108.6mg 4%
Total Carbs 26.54g 16%
Sugars 17.62g 124%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 4%
Protein 4.88g 17%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 3%
Iron 0.5mg 5%
Calcium 70.4mg 12%

* 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

  • 12.4
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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