I found this recipe in an issue of Fine Cooking, just can’t remember which one LOL. I tweaked it very little and it is one of our new favorites!
I’ve also made it using Limes, Lemons & Limes and Bloody Oranges. We liked them all, but by far, the Lemon Lime combo was our favorite.
You’ll notice in the picture with the pan that there is a very strange looking apparatus in the curd. That is an AS SEEN ON TV automatic stirrer that I picked up at Big Lots. I really thought it was going to be like so many other gadgets and go by the wayside, but I was wrong! This is the best gadget I ever indulged in. It’s battery operated and is like a second pair of hands in the kitchen. All those recipes that call for “stirring constantly”are now handled by this gadget and turn out beautifully!
LEMON CHEESECAKE SQUARES
8×8 straight edge pan
2 pieces of parchment paper 8 inches wide x 16 inches long
- Alternately overlap the parchment pieces so that they cross each other and fold over all 4 sides.
- Push the parchment into the edges and the corners making a straight crease.
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Graham cracker crumbs
- Using a fork add graham cracker crumbs until mixture resembles wet sand.
- Press into the bottom of prepared pan.
1 pound cream cheese, softened at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 LARGE eggs
- Combine the cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until well blended.
- Add eggs, one at a time, blending well after each addition until completely smooth.
- Pour into prepared pan.
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, strained twice
1/2 cup sugar
2 LARGE eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
- Whisk together the sugar, eggs and lemon juice until sugar is completely dissolved.
- In a small non-reactive sauce pan cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until steaming, but not boiling. The mixture will have thickened.
- Remove from heat and add butter, stirring until butter is melted.
- Pour through a sieve to remove any lumps.
- Preheat oven to 325˚
- Prepare crust.
- Prepare cheesecake portion.
- Bake 40 minutes or until sides are slightly puffed, cake is not too jiggly and center is dry to the touch.
- While baking, prepare the curd.
- Remove cheesecake from oven.
- Pour hot curd on top of cheesecake and lightly spread to even out.
- Cool 20 minutes on rack.
- Move to the refrigerator and chill 5-6 hours or overnight before serving.
I hope you enjoy it!
I have some blood orange in my hand. I can try this recipe. Otherwise I was planning to make some salad with it.
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