Fresh lemon and lime zest and juice flavour a classic cheesecake with a graham crust.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
5 hrs
total:
6 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings, 1 piece (84 g) each
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • HEAT oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • MIX graham crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of parchment-lined 9-inch springform pan.

  • BEAT cream cheese and granulated sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add lemon zest and juice, lime zest and juice, and vanilla; mix well. Blend in flour. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.

  • BAKE 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.

  • BEAT cream in small bowl with mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form, gradually adding icing sugar after soft peaks form. Spread over cheesecake.

Size-Wise:

Dessert can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Substitute:

Prepare using your favourite combination of citrus zest and juice, such as orange and lemon, or orange and lime.

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 17.9g; fat 24g; cholesterol 102.9mg; sodium 226.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2014
Very good. The secret to a good cheesecake is all in how you blend the ingredients. Beat your cream cheese with the paddle attachment first until it is creamy, then add your sugar, beat for another 3-4 minutes stopping to scrap the bowl, then add the zests, vanilla, beat for a few more minutes and after each egg just until it is combined. This came out excellent, creamy, great consistency and great flavor. I think the flavor will largely vary depending on your lemon and lime. I use organic lemon and limes and I find they have a deeper, more intense flavor. Read More
(15)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2014
Very good. The secret to a good cheesecake is all in how you blend the ingredients. Beat your cream cheese with the paddle attachment first until it is creamy, then add your sugar, beat for another 3-4 minutes stopping to scrap the bowl, then add the zests, vanilla, beat for a few more minutes and after each egg just until it is combined. This came out excellent, creamy, great consistency and great flavor. I think the flavor will largely vary depending on your lemon and lime. I use organic lemon and limes and I find they have a deeper, more intense flavor. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2014
I made this recipe for Easter dinner. If I made it again I would go with a completely edible garnish like a yellow or green jelly bean on each slice. Most people enjoyed it. To help avoid an unsightly crack, I placed a dish of boiling water in the oven next to the cheesecake, and I didn't overbake it - this did help. I used a lot more zest and juice than the recipe called for - I think you have to - very bland otherwise. Also, I would add a drop or two of yellow food colouring. It did not come out as yellow as the picture shows. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2015
Used this recipe for My dads Father's Day cake. I did add a teaspoon of lemon extract. Instead of graham cracker crust I used a sugar cookie mix and baked for 7 minutes at 350. After it cooled I poured the cheesecake batter over it and baked for 40 minutes. Turned out great!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2015
Beautiful flavour the lemon/lime combination cuts through what is often a too rich taste for my son. It was easy to make and absolutely declicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2016
family favorite. the juices cut the richness a little bit so it's not as heavy feeling. yun! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2020
Easy, light, and refreshing. Perfect summer dessert! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2021
takes way longer than 40 minutes to cook. it's been in the oven for over an hour and still not done. just something to keep in mind... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2019
I have made this twice. Taste so good! I did a raspberry sauce on the top! Such a hit with my dinner quest. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2017
Loved everything about this recipe. I wouldn't change anything about it. Made it for my brother's birthday and he loved! Read More