Lemon Jewel Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake Recipe
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4 Reviews
Little pockets of lemon pie filling peek through this lemony, luscious dessert.
45 min
Prep Time
9:45
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Crust

1 3/4 cups
finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/4 cup
sugar

Filling

3 (8-ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
1 cup
sugar
2 teaspoons
freshly grated lemon zest
4
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 (15.75-ounce) can
lemon pie filling, divided

Topping

1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
3 ounces
cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon
powdered sugar

Garnish

Lemon jelly fruit candy slices, if desired
Fresh raspberries, if desired
Mint leaves, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Wrap outside of 9- to 10-inch springform pan with aluminum foil. Lightly grease inside of pan.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar in bowl; mix well. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of prepared pan. Set aside.
  3. Combine 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, sugar and lemon zest in bowl. Beat at medium speed until very creamy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating at low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour mixture over crust. Drop 1 cup lemon pie filling by tablespoonfuls over mixture. Gently swirl with knife.
  4. Place cheesecake onto center rack of oven. Place pan of warm water on rack below cheesecake to prevent cracking. Bake 60-70 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center is just set. Cool 5 minutes.
  5. Loosen sides of cheesecake from pan by running knife around inside of pan. Cool completely in pan 4 hours. Remove sides of pan.
  6. Beat whipping cream in bowl until stiff peaks form; set aside. Combine 3-ounces cream cheese, powdered sugar and remaining pie filling in another bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Gently stir in whipped cream. Spread over top of cooled cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 4 hours until chilled.
  7. Garnish with lemon jelly candy slices, raspberries and mint leaves just before serving, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts (1 servings)

Calories
430
Cholesterol
160mg
Carbohydrates
45g
Protein
7g
Fat
26g
Sodium
280mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Great recipe. I made it for Easter dessert and there were no left-overs. Everyone loved it; perfect dessert for spring and summer.

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Wow this is a great cheesecake....LOVE IT! What more can I say!

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Perfect lemon heaven!

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Definitely a winner..... had to have a second slice (and small 3rd slice)

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Thank you for this awesome recipe! I would give it 10 stars! I like to bake, so every year I like to bake my own birthday cheesecake. I made this Lemon Cheesecake yesterday for my birthday cake. It turned out fabulously. I was not disappointed. It was lighter than a regular cheesecake as I used low fat cream cheese and half sugar and half Splenda. It tasted like a lemon meringue pie!!! It was the bomb and looked just like the picture on the front of the Spring Cookbook. Making it the first time and serving it to my family was scary . . but! they liked it too! My husband had seconds. (Shame on me, I should have had more faith, when I use a Land O' Lakes recipe). This one is a keeper to same in my recipe file and email to my sisters! Thank you Land O' Lakes for making my birthday special!

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