Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup of sugar together. Melt butter and add to crumbs. Spread and pat down crumbs in a 12" springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes, remove and let stand.
Reduce oven to 300°F. In large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Add 1 cup of sugar, lemon peel, vanilla, and 4 egg yolks, beat until well mixed. In a separate mixing bowl beat 4 egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold egg whites into cheese mixture and pour into springform pan.
Bake for 70 minutes (check with toothpick to make sure it’s done). Remove from oven and run knife around edge of pan to release for shrinking as it cools.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.