Lemon Curd Cheesecake

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It's hard to say who will like this Lemon Curd Cheesecake more: cheesecake lovers or lemon fans. Best guess? Both. What's not to love about a creamy cheesecake with a tart citrus topping!

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix graham crumbs and melted butter until well blended; press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Set aside. Beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup of the sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add 3 of the eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Stir in 1 Tbsp. of grated lemon peel. Pour over crust.
  • Bake 45 to 50 min. or until centre is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Meanwhile, beat remaining 3 eggs and remaining 3/4 cup sugar with wire whisk until well blended. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. lemon peel, the lemon juice and 2 Tbsp. butter; mix well. Microwave on HIGH 2 min.; beat until butter is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Microwave an additional 2 min. or until mixture just comes to boil and is slightly thickened; stir. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Drizzle sauce evenly over cheesecake slices before serving.

Make Ahead

Lemon curd can be made up to 1 week in advance. Store in tightly covered clean jar in refrigerator until ready to use.

Size Wise

Savour a serving of this indulgent, special occasion dessert that is perfect for a party. One cheesecake makes enough for 12 servings.


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Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12
Calories 440
% Daily Value
Total fat 29g
Saturated fat 14g
Cholesterol 160mg
Sodium 410mg
Carbohydrate 40g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 28g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • colchef |

    great dessert, went over well with company, it was a light dessert. The curd was easy to make in the microwave. When I make this again I will cut the sugar by 1/4 cp, and add 1 tsp lemon extract to my curd, my real squeezed juice didn't have enough lemon taste for me,wanted a bit more snap

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  • dkelly9001 |

    This is a wonderful easy recipe...and the taste it fantastic....all my guest have enjoyed it...and have been requested to bring it to another dinner party....the lemon sauce on top is unbeatable.....thanks kraft!