Two classic desserts become one in this fabulous meringue-topped lemon cheesecake. And impressive? Let's just say you should be prepared for applause.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
3 lemon s
4 egg s, divided
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 325ºF.
Mix crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Grate zest from 1 lemon, then squeeze 1/2 cup juice from all lemons. Separate 3 eggs.
Beat cream cheese and 1 cup of the remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream and lemon juice; mix well. Add 1 whole egg and 3 yolks, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Stir in zest. Pour over crust.
Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until center is set; remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to 400ºF.
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in small bowl with mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form; spoon onto cheesecake. Spread to completely cover top. Bake 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.
Since this tart cheesecake makes 16 servings it is the perfect dessert to serve at your next party!
Lime Meringue Cheesecake
Prepare as directed, using 4 limes.
When spreading beaten egg whites over top of warm cheesecake, gently press egg whites to rim of pan to seal. (This will help prevent the baked meringue from shrinking.) Use back of spoon to swirl top to form peaks. Bake as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g
Saturated Fat 15g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.