Lemon Cheesecake

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If you love cheesecake and lemon desserts, you're going to love this lemon cheesecake. This easy cheesecake recipe includes lemon curd. Lisa from Wine and Glue created this lemon cheesecake from an easy microwave lemon curd recipe, and the crust for the cheesecake isn't just your typical graham cracker crust either. It's actually made from Lemon Oreos. If you can’t find the Golden Oreos or you could make a regular graham cracker crust too. The lemon Oreo cookies make for a very lemony Lemon Cheesecake. So you will really love this lemon dessert if you love lemon dessert recipes, and even if you're not particularly a lemon dessert fanatic, you'll probably still enjoy this. Cheesecake is a dessert recipe that's been around for centuries and goes back to Ancient Greece when diary was a food staple. People loved eating fruit with cheese and honey as a dessert or snack which is why it's no wonder cheesecake became such a popular recipe. The recipe was then adopted by the Romans during the Roman conquest of Greece, and they took it on as their own dessert recipe.

In Italy, lemon cheesecake is a very popular dessert recipe because of all the different types of lemons that grow in the country. There are many different types of lemons grown all over the world, but most of them came from Italy. The Femminello is one of the oldest Italian lemons, and it accounts for more than 3/4 of Italy’s lemon production. You can use any kind of lemon you like for this recipe to make the lemon curd. Mayer lemons are quite popular in the US, and they have kind of a sweet and tart flavour which makes them nice for dessert recipes. To make the lemon curd that you'll need for this recipe you'll need 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of freshly grated lemon zest, 1/2 cup sugar, 3 large eggs and 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter cut into small pieces. Using a whisk, you'll whisk the lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, and eggs in a saucepan. Then, you'll stir in the butter and cook over low temperature. Keep whisking until the curd is thick which will take about 6 minutes. Then, pour into a bowl and allow it to chill completely. You can make this lemon curd ahead of time and chill it for up to a week in the fridge. Or you can buy some lemon curd to use in this recipe if you prefer.

For the crust of this easy cheesecake recipe, you'll need the Lemon Oreos and melted butter which is really simple. All you'll do is crush the Lemon Oreos in your food processor and mix in the melted butter to mix for another minute to combine. Then press the mixture into a springform pan like you would with a regular cheesecake recipe and set aside. For the filling, you'll need some cream cheese at room temperature, 3 eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla and the lemon curd you made or bought. All you do is mix the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla on low speed in your mixer then pour half of the cheesecake batter into the springform over the cookie crust and spread it evenly. Then, pour half of the lemon curd on top of the cheesecake and swirl it with a knife, then keep repeating with the rest of the cheesecake batter and the lemon curd. You'll then bake the cheesecake for 40 to 45 minutes and then take it out of the oven to cool and then chill in the fridge. Enjoy this easy cheesecake recipe and other great dessert recipes from Wine and Glue.***

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