Lemon Cheesecake Recipes

Lemon cheesecake is a wonderfully refreshing summer dessert treat that your whole family will enjoy. This page contains lemon cheesecake recipes.


August 18, 2011 Flag
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My family and I are not huge cheesecake eaters, but this is one recipe we all love.


  • 2 (8 oz.) pgks. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 pre-made graham cracker pie crust (or homemade)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy, then add 1/2 cups sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and pour into graham cracker crust.

Place cheesecake on a cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sour cream and 2 Tbsp. sugar. After baking for 45 minutes, spread the sour cream/sugar mixture over cheesecake and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Cool completely before slicing.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 55 Minutes

Source: I adapted this recipe from the "Best Recipes from the backs of boxes, bottles, cans, and jars" cookbook.

By LisaE

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August 18, 20110 found this helpful

I love cheesecake and this one sounds delicious, can't wait to try it. Thanks.

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August 18, 20110 found this helpful

I love a nice lemon cheesecake and this recipe sounds different than the usual plain cheesecake. I think I will try this tomorrow as I have extra cream cheese around since it was on sale. Sounds yum.

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August 19, 20110 found this helpful

Sounds simple and creamy, will try! Thanks.

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August 19, 20110 found this helpful

OMG. I made this today and it was so good! The sour cream topping baked on top made this one of the best cheesecakes I ever ate, thanks for sharing!

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July 9, 2010 Flag
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There are three things I require in all of my recipes: quick, easy and good. I don't have any long, complicated, expensive-to-make recipes because, to me, that would take most of the joy out of cooking.

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June 9, 2009 Flag
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Yummy recipe! Stir cream cheese until very soft. Blend in 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups milk and pudding; beat slowly.

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July 27, 2008 Flag
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Combine first 3 ingredients in small bowl, mixing well. Press into bottom and side of 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden; set aside to cool. Beat cottage cheese in bowl until smooth.

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June 9, 2009 Flag
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  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick margarine, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
Reserve 2/3 cup of mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into 9x13 inch pan and bake at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes. Set aside to cool and use later.

Mix and let set until syrupy:

  • 1 pkg. lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
Cream together until fluffy:
  • 11 oz. cream cheese (1 large and 1 small)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Stir gelatin mixture into this with a spoon.
  • 1 can evaporated milk, chilled
Chill mixer bowl and also beaters so that the canned milk will whip faster. Beat milk until thick and stands in peaks. Fold in the cheese and gelatin mixture with a spoon; pour into graham cracker crust and top with crumbs. Refrigerate several hours before using. Keep refrigerated until eaten.

By Robin from Washington, IA


Lemon Cheesecake

What size can of evap. milk? Thanks.

(b)Editor's Note:(/b) A 12 oz can. (05/08/2008)

By Nance

Lemon Cheesecake

Sounds YUMMY to me! I'm thinking I'll make this for Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing. mvb (05/08/2008)

By mvb

Lemon Cheesecake

What size of box of gelatin? Thank You mvb (05/10/2008)

By mvb

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May 8, 2008 Flag
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I am looking for a lemon cheesecake recipe.

Veronica from Chillicothe, Ohio


Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

I make an easy cheesecake that takes

  • lemon jello
  • cream cheese
  • vanilla pudding.
  • graham cracker crust

I mix jello into the hot water and mix the cream cheese into it. Mix a half the milk called for on the pudding box and mix all together and pour into crust. I made this for my husband by using sugar free products as he is a diabetic.
Hope this helps (02/10/2007)

By Annajaye

Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

I posted a recipe for a no bake cheese cake under the title of Pudding Cheese Cake on this site. It is very easy and good, and can be made with instant lemon pudding mix.
Just put Pudding Cheese Cake in the search box on this site. (02/11/2007)

By jean

Editor's Note: Here is the link to Jean's recipe:

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February 8, 2007 Flag
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I am looking for a Recipe for Lemon Cheesecake. I tasted one that had a graham cracker crust, a layer of what tasted like cream cheese and probably dream whip, another layer of Jell-O lemon pie filling topped with either whipped cream or dream whip. I could try to duplicate but it would be easier to get a recipe.


Al from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan


Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

I have a recipe that me and my friends love and its easy just take.

Mix whip cream jello pudding mix with 3/4 milk whip till all mixed pour into pie shell let set go for it its good. You can substute milk for warm water to melt the jello crystals but make shure its cold when you add the whip cream. (07/12/2006)

By Margaret

Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

What you described sounds like a recipe my sister gave me called Lemon Lush. The only thing that is different is the crust. Here goes; For the crust you need 1 stick softened butter,1 cup flour and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Mix well then press into bottom of a glass 9"x9" baking dish. Bake at 350% for 10 - 12 minutes. Cool completely. --Layer # 1; Mix together 1 8oz. pkg. softened cream cheese,1 cup powdered sugar and 1 cup cool whip. Pour over cooled crust.--Layer #2; Mix 2 pkgs Lemon instant pudding with 3 cups milk and pour over cream cheese layer.Top with more cool whip and chill well. Enjoy!!! PS You may substitute chocolate pudding for the Lemon. Also you could use a graham cracker crust if you prefer. Judy (07/13/2006)

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