American Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

This American Lemon Cheesecake is a creamy and tangy dessert that is perfect for any occasion. The smooth and velvety texture of the cheesecake is complemented by the refreshing lemon flavor. The crust is made with crushed graham crackers and butter, adding a delicious crunch to every bite. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply craving a sweet treat, this lemon cheesecake is sure to impress.

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Ingredients for American Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

  • 1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 0.13 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 12 ounce Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Zest And Juice Lemons
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • as needed Whipped Cream And Lemon Slices, For Garnish

Directions: American Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven and prepare a springform pan by greasing the sides and lining the bottom with parchment paper.
  • STEP 2.In a bowl, combine the crushed graham crackers, melted butter, and sugar. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to form the crust.
  • STEP 3.In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  • STEP 4.Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour the batter into the prepared crust.
  • STEP 5.Bake the cheesecake in a water bath for about 1 hour, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly.
  • STEP 6.Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside for another hour to cool gradually.
  • STEP 7.Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool completely before refrigerating for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • STEP 8.Serve the American Lemon Cheesecake chilled, garnished with whipped cream and lemon slices.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature for a smooth and creamy cheesecake.
  • To prevent cracks on the surface, avoid overmixing the batter and do not open the oven door during baking.
  • For a more intense lemon flavor, add a few drops of lemon extract to the batter.

Storage and Serving

  • Store the cheesecake in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days.
  • Serve the cheesecake chilled for the best taste and texture.
  • This lemon cheesecake is a great dessert for special occasions or as a refreshing treat on a hot day.
Nutrition
value
517
calories per serving
24 g Fat5 g Protein71 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    24g
  • Protein
    5g
  • Carbs
    71g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    71g
  • Protein
    5g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    24g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    34mg
  • Iron
    3mg
  • Vitamin A
    2mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    44mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    15mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    21mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    86mg
  • Selenium
    10mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp