Lemon cheesecake

    5 hours 10 min

    My friend gave me this lemony cheesecake recipe. It has a light lemon flavour. You can make the recipe as is, or skip the preserves and fresh fruit. You could also try using your favourite fresh fruit instead of strawberries... Blueberries would also be nice!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 tablespoons digestive biscuit crumbs
    • 900g cream cheese, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 200g apricot preserves
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 625g fresh strawberries

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:5hr10min 

    1. Sprinkle the bottom of a lightly greased 23cm springform cake tin with the digestive biscuit crumbs.
    2. Combine the cream cheese and sugar. Mix at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in the lemon juice, vanilla extract and lemon zest. Pour cake mixture into the tin.
    3. Bake in a preheated 170 C / Gas 3 for 50 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of tin; cool before removing rim of tin.
    4. Combine apricot preserves and water in a small saucepan. Heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally. Arrange strawberries on top of the cheesecake. Spoon apricot preserves mixture over strawberries. Chill.

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    Cheesecake is great! It is the easiest recipe that I've found!!! We added blueberries to the top of the cheescake for an even more colorful and fruity dessert. Everbody loves it!!!  -  16 Feb 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really liked this recipe... it sounded odd to me. Lemon, strawberries, and apricots... But it was great and it has become one of our favorites.  -  10 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The cheesecake itself is awesome! The topping, not so much. I followed the recipe exactly, but the apricot topping never set up, so when I took it to my sister's for Easter, I got glaze everywhere! Even a slight tip of the cake plate sent the glaze running, which made a mess in my car and on my clothes. Next time, I'll bake the cheesecake as directed, but top it with a little fresh fruit compote right before serving.  -  06 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)