12 Cheesecake Recipes for Lemon Lovers
Few desserts are as universally beloved as lemon cheesecake. The brightness of the lemon cuts through the rich cheesecake, and the result is a refreshing yet creamy dessert. While your classic, baked lemon cheesecake is always a safe choice, we also have no-bake lemon cheesecakes, lemon cheesecake bars, and even lemon cheesecake mashups like a decadent lemon meringue cheesecake. If you love a sweet-tart combination, you'll love these lemon cheesecake recipes.
Lemon Meringue Cheesecake
Why choose between two classic lemon desserts when you can have both? A lemon cheesecake with a shortbread cookie crust is topped with lemon curd and meringue. Bonus: This recipe doesn't require you to make a water bath.
Cheesecake Lemon Bars
These cheesecake bars consist of two layers: one lemon layer and one cheesecake layer."I topped mine with a thin layer of sweetened sour cream (about a cup of sour cream w/ confectioners sugar to taste and a drop...literally a drop...of lemon extract)," suggests reviewer Lisa D.
Lemon Souffle Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping
This iconic flavor pairing has stuck around for a reason: Lemon's sharp flavor only enhances the mildly sweet blueberry flavor. Here, a light and fluffy lemon cheesecake is topped with a homemade blueberry sauce.
No Bake Lemon Cheesecake
Lemon-flavored Jell-O mix not only flavors this cheesecake, but also helps it to set properly without the aid of eggs and an oven. It's perfect for warmer months when you want your oven on for as little time as possible.
This simple lemon cheesecake uses nonfat yogurt in place of sour cream, but you'd never be able to tell."This cheesecake is SO good. It reminds me of the lemon cheesecake I used to always get at The Cheesecake Factory until they discontinued it," raves reviewer Steph.
Lemon Cheesecake Bars
If you love lemon bars, but wish they had a creamier texture more akin to cheesecake, this is the recipe for you. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
Mom's Cheesecake Cookie Bars
Quick Lemon Cheesecake
This seven-ingredient recipe comes together without ever turning on the oven. Lemon-flavored gelatin helps the filling to set, simply stick it in the refrigerator to chill.
Lemon Cheesecake Mousse
Ginger Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Ginger and lemon is a seriously underrated flavor combination; the spicy bite of the ginger perfectly complements the sweet-tart flavor of the lemon. Inspired by ginger lemon creme cookies, these lemon cheesecake bars have a gingersnap cookie crust.
Low-Carb Instant Pot Cheesecake
Yes, you can make cheesecake entirely in the Instant Pot, in fact, the Instant Pot basically works as a built-in water bath for making cheesecake. This version uses a low-carb sugar substitute (such as Swerve), for a carb-conscious alternative.
Easy Lemon Cheesecake Bars
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