Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

It's been a while since I did a Tasty Tuesday but I had a few requests for my lemon cheesecake recipe so here you go...
Base:

1/2 bag ginger snaps
1 stick melted butter
1/4 C sugar

Crush ginger snaps with a rolling pin, add melted butter and sugar. Mix well then put into base of container, going a little up the sides too.

Filling:

2 x 8oz packages cream cheese (room temperature *very important that it's soft, not firm)
8 oz sour cream
2 eggs
2 Tbl melted butter
1 Tbl cornstarch
1 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
rind of 1 lemon finely grated
Juice of 1 lemon

Mix all above ingredients together well until smooth and creamy.

Pour filling over cookie base. In another larger container (a roasting pan works well) put about 2 inches of water. This is a water bath for your cheesecake which will help prevent it from cracking. Put your container with cheesecake into the water bath. If you are making your cheesecake in a springform pan, cover the outside of springform pan with foil so the water doesn't seep into it.

Bake in oven at 325 F for one hour, or until it isn't jiggly anymore.

Put in fridge overnight or for a few hours to cool and for the flavors to meld.

Make a packet of lemon jello according to directions, but using just a little less water so it will be a bit firmer than usual. When the jello is cool but not set, pour over the cheesecake. Let set in fridge, then eat and enjoy.
See? That wasn't too hard was it?!

7 comments:

Helen said...

Love the lemon jello topping. Haven't tried that. Made some cheesecake myself this weekend. It was yummy.

Tawny said...

Yum! This looks terrific. I will have to try it soon :)

Keep Stitchin' said...

Oh!! That looks heavenly!! Like I need anymore sweets in the house, but cheesecake.... who can resist??

Francine Michaud said...

AWESOME! Thanks!

smrtrthnu said...

Where are my cinnamon rolls?!?!?!

Pia said...

Hi

The cheesecake looks yummy. I am unable to make it though, because I live in Denmark (Europe)and we don´t have the same way to messure the ingredients so I don´t understand the recipe...

:-(

Joanna said...

Pia, I tried emailing you but your email is set to 'no reply' and you don't have a blog so I had no way to contact you. If you want to know the measurements there are plenty of online measurement converters you could use! Just do an online search for one. I used to work in grams and kilos when I lived in New Zealand so I know it's difficult to figure it out!