With just a hint of lemon flavor in both the crust and filling, this creamy cheesecake in a buttery pastry crust makes the perfect ending to a special meal.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup sugar
4 egg s, divided
1-1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest, divided
2 tsp. lemon juice, divided
1 cup flour
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. milk
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 325°F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Beat butter and 1/3 cup sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Blend in 1 of the eggs, 1/2 tsp. of the lemon peel and 1 tsp. of the lemon juice. Add 1 cup flour; mix well. Reserve 3/4 cup of the dough; cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Press remaining dough firmly onto bottom of springform pan. Bake 10 minutes; cool. Press reserved dough 2 inches up side of pan. Increase oven temperature to 450°F (or to 425°F if using a dark nonstick pan).
Beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp. flour, remaining 1 tsp. lemon peel and remaining 1 tsp. lemon juice in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add remaining 3 eggs, 1 at a time, mixing just until blended after each addition. Blend in milk; pour into crust.
Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250°F (or to 225°F for a dark nonstick pan); continue baking 40 minutes. Run small knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
Savor a serving of this indulgent, special occasion dessert that is perfect for a party. One pie makes enough for 12 servings.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 16g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* 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.