I've learned a lot from getting dinner on the table all these years! Subscribe and get a FREE 5 Day Quick Start Guide to Meal Planning! As for a plain one, you could just omit the lemon and it would be fine, especially if you are topping it with something. Before each slice, dip the knife in the hot water. The texture looks incredible. Be sure to really get into your food processor and hunt out chunks of cream cheese as your process it. Remove the lid of the food processor and scrape down the sides and bottom of the food processor and try to reach under the blades if you can, to fine and incorporate any stubborn chunks of cream cheese. And now you can sit back and enjoy this delicious cheesecake :) Thanks! Once the cheesecake is just a teensy bit jiggly in the center, remove it from the oven and crank up the heat. AND it tastes just as delicious as mom’s. Tightly wrapped, cheesecake can be frozen up to 2 months. If desired, line the bottom with a parchment paper circle. For years, she’s been toting it to family reunions and holiday gatherings, where it never fails to receive rave reviews. The filling should not brown at all. Thanks Dawn and yes, it would be perfect for Valentine's and nice that it can be made ahead and enjoyed later! Avoid opening the oven door during baking until near the end of baking, when you need to test. Add the eggs, lemon juice and zest and a pinch of salt and keep processing until it’s super smooth and creamy, another 30 seconds or so.

I found some stuck underneath the large blades in mine, so be sure to use a tool that will allow you to get under there, as you usually can't remove the blade mid-processing. You can use more, as you like and to taste. This cheesecake is nothing like the firm, dense texture you might find in a traditional New York style cheesecake.

Place a piece of parchment paper under the springform pan and bake for 45-55 minutes until the edges are set. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Brush some of the melted butter around a 9 by 3-inch cake pan. More cheesecake recipes you might like ... Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Tarragon Sauce. Pour filling into the prebaked crust and spread evenly. Tip: For a dramatic look, combine berries that are the same color and intersperse herbs or mint. The centre will firm up during the cooling time.The cheesecake should not be allowed to brown at all. For some reason I have always been intimidated by cheesecake but for my first one I think I nailed it. If using an 8-inch, you won't need quite all of the crust crumb. Then remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature. SO EASY! To compensate, either reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees F. or test your cheesecake up to 10 minutes earlier than the stated baking time. I like to cover the top of the pan with plastic wrap, then a layer of aluminum foil, to keep the plastic wrap securely on top. Remove from oven and cool, then chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. Add a pinch of salt if you used unsalted butter. Starting with your cream cheese at room temperature will make your life so much easier when it comes to making cheesecakes! One of the best parts about this cheesecake recipe is that you don’t have to worry about cracking! I can stay in my comfort zone with Crazy Cake and Sour Cream Banana Bread and Chocolate Bundt Cake and let my mom be the cheesecake queen. Sour Cream: Again, use a full-fat sour cream here for best results. In a small bowl, combine … Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website.

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To remove the cheesecake from the pan after refrigerating, simply remove the sides of the pan (the cheesecake should have contracted away from the sides already) the gently nudge the crumb base until it loosens from the bottom pan and slide onto your serving plate. The center should be very bright and almost set with a 3-4 inches wobbly spot in the center. A perfectly smooth and creamy lemon cheesecake with a graham cracker base.

Refrigerating: Cheesecake will keep in the fridge up to 5 days, though it's quality decreases slightly after about 3 days (crust gets soggier and the cheesecake can pick up fridge odours). I credit the incredible flavor of this cheesecake to a heavy dose of lemon juice and vanilla. A classic cheesecake with a delicious blueberry sauce (can use fresh or frozen blueberries).

Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the edges are set and the center is just a tad jiggly.

Do not use a knife to check doneness, as you will leave that knife mark in your finished cake. You are Here: Home » Sweet Recipes » Simply Perfect Lemon Cheesecake, Feb 11, 2020 | by Jennifer | Last Updated: February 11, 2020. *If using an 8-inch springform pan, remove 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture, as you won't need it all for the base. The lemon juice doesn’t go so far as to make this a lemon cheesecake, but it’s strong enough to counteract the richness of the cream cheese and give the cheesecake a light, bright flavor. and a tall glass of hot water. Then place the tip of your knife below the curled end and cut the vanilla bean through the middle of the bean lengthwise with a sharp knife. Be sure to read the “Ingredient and Cook's Notes" (above the recipe card! Keep it in the spring form pan and cover with foil or saran wrap until ready to serve. Please note nutritional information for my recipes is calculated by a third party service and provided as a courtesy to my readers. I'm curious if one wanted to try it plain would you add vanilla or simply omit the fresh lemon and zest? Press the moist crumb mixture into the bottom of your springform pan. No need to fuss with a water bath or worry about cracking. Good! Thank you for a no fail, amazing recipe! Pour the melted butter overtop, then stir until all the crumbs are moistened and have a wet sand texture. In an electric mixer beat together softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth. That said, I have a few more tips and common questions for getting the best cheesecake. Couldn’t have done it without this awesome recipe though! Other citrus such as orange or grapefruit could also be used here. ✓ Cream Cheese: You will 2 standard, 8 oz block of cream cheese (not the Whipped kind).

You see, this isn’t just any cheesecake.

She understood exactly what feedback I needed and her critiques were always super helpful. March 2, 2020 by Courtney 2 Comments This content contains affiliate links. To check if your cheesecake is done: the cheesecake should look set and puffy on the outer edges.

Allow a couple of hours on the counter for cream cheese blocks to loose their chill.

Remove the cheesecake from the oven and allow it to cool, then refrigerate. Sudden changes in temperature can cause the cheesecake to crack. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. The batter will blend more completely and evenly and that will help to prevent cracks in your finished cake. If you are like me, you might be skeptical of the short baking time. Remove 1/2 cup and set aside. How to Make Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Make the Crust: Add graham cracker crumbs to a medium bowl and stir in the brown sugar. Since she left the nest though, there's just my husband to bounce ideas off. Most importantly though, I love sharing the joy of cooking at home, with simple, delicious and seasonally-inspired recipes.

This classic cheesecake base can be used with any citrus, so try it with orange or grapefruit, too! Find additional recipes for meringue, blueberry topping, and candied lemons in the blog post. For the most accurate calculation, I always recommend running the numbers yourself with the specific products you use. Don't over-bake. So glad to hear :) Thanks! Serve plain or with your favorite pie filling, preserves, berries, or dessert sauces. And you know what? Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C. Make sure there are no lumps in your cheesecake batter. I think it's a 'husband' thing :). I’m happy to say Mom’s cheesecake didn’t disappoint, even in the hands of a novice like myself.