Lemon Cheesecake Recipes

August 18, 2011
Piece of Lemon CheesecakeMy family and I are not huge cheesecake eaters, but this is one recipe we all love.


  • 2 (8 oz.) pgks. cream cheese, room temperature
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  • 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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July 9, 2010

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

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

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

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.

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May 8, 2008

I am looking for a lemon cheesecake recipe.

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February 8, 2007

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.

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