No Bake Lemon Lush Cheesecake Pie

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Who doesn’t like a tangy lemony treat! Lemon treats always make way to that special place in our hearts like this No Bake Lemon Lush Cheesecake Pie recipe for instance. It’s a beautiful rendition to cheesecake and meringue pie together at once. It’s has that perfect balance between sweet and tart from yet never too overpowering. The delicious flavor that comes from combining lemon flavor with cream cheese makes this recipe a superb one. The best part of it all, there is no need to turn the oven on or prepare for a fussy water bath baking for this type of cheesecake. It is an easy cheesecake recipe and super simple to make. Just whip it, cool it and then eat it! Quick no bake desserts are the way to go when you have a special event planned at the last minute. The options for making the crust can be more than using just Graham cracker crumbs. Try using Golden Oreo cookie crumbs and butter to bind them together. Other options to try for the crust are ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits,' lady fingers, or any cookie that has a little cinnamon in it. There are so many ways to make this recipe interesting. Just follow what your palate loves the most. If you are gluten-intolerant, just stick to a store-bought gluten-free crust or make your own at home with gluten-free flour.

Lemon is such a versatile fruit and makes an excellent addition to both sweet and savory recipes. Its distinct taste instantly brightens up family meals. There are many essential lemon health benefits and medicinal properties our body could use from consuming lemons such as calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. Lemons are also known for boosting the immune system. It has been proven that drinking warm lemon water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning aids a healthy digestive system by flushing toxins from our system.

Always keep in mind to bring the ingredients including butter and dairy items to room temperature when aiming for a smooth, lump-free cheesecake. Ingredients that are at room temperature blend a lot better than the ones straight out of the fridge. For achieving optimum lemon flavor, always make lemon desserts recipes with the real lemon juice or better yet add lemon zest instead of the artificial lemon extract. Because at the end of the day, the artificial flavors are just an imitation and will never match up to the taste of using real lemons. You won’t regret the extra work of squeezing the lemon juice or grating the zest. If you do not prefer store-bought lemon curd, you can make some at home by mixing egg yolks, sugar, milk, and lemon juice and cook it on medium to low until it becomes thick. You can add a tablespoon of cornstarch as a thickening agent. You’ll be surprised to see the delicious homemade lemon curd in less than fifteen minutes. You can also add toppings to the cheesecake with fresh fruits like chopped raspberries, peaches, kiwis or strawberries or sprinkle shavings of white chocolate or add a layer of marshmallow fluff. Anything works with a versatile recipe such as this lemon cheesecake.

Thank you to Melissa at the Chin Deep food blog for sharing this heavenly No Bake Creamy Lemon Cheesecake recipe with us. For other recipes and ideas on quick no-bake desserts, do visit Melissa’s blog. This easy cheesecake recipe is so good that you’ll want to miss your meal just so that you can have an extra slice of this lemony goodness. Make some for family and friends today!

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