Lemon Cheesecake Recipes

Lemon Gingersnap Cheesecake Dessert

This cheesecake-style dessert has a great lemon and ginger flavor.

35 min. prep time
16 servings
000 Ratings



2 cups finely crushed gingersnap cookies (about 40 (1 3/4 inch diameter)) cookies
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar


3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Eggs


1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, if desired
Crushed gingersnaps, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine crushed gingersnaps, butter and 1/3 cup sugar in small bowl; mix well. Press onto bottom of 13x9-inch glass baking pan. 

Place cream cheese in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining filling ingredients except eggs. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Pour mixture over crust. Bake 22-25 minutes or until cheesecake is set 1 inch from edges. Cool at room temperature 2 hours. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. 

Just before serving, combine all topping ingredients except crushed gingersnaps in deep medium bowl; beat at high speed until stiff peaks form. Cut cheesecake into 16 servings; place each onto dessert plate. Dollop each with whipped cream mixture; sprinkle with crushed gingersnaps, if desired.

Recipe Tip

- Use a food processor to crush the cookies into fine crumbs.

- You will need two lemons to make this luscious and creamy dessert.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 390

Fat: 27g

Cholesterol: 110mg

Sodium: 290mg

Carbohydrates: 35g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #15177©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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