Introduction: Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

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This is a great no bake cheesecake that's easy to make and perfect on those hot summer days. This cheesecake is light and creamy with a balanced tart/sweet flavor.
This cheesecake perfect for picnics, donations, potlucks or any social events… using the Keebler Ready Crust Graham Cracker; you’ll NEVER have to worry about losing or forgetting your cherished pie plate!!

Step 1: ​Ingredients:

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2 (8 oz.) pkgs. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 medium lemon, minced rind

1 medium lemon juice

1/4 cup Domino® Confectioners Sugar

1 (16 oz.) container Kraft Cool Whip Original Whipped Topping

1 (21 oz.) can Comstock Original Country Cherry Pie Filling

1/2 to 1 tsp. almond extract

2 teaspoons Domino® Confectioners Sugar

Step 2: Directions:

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In a mixer bowl, cream the cream cheese until light and creamy.

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Scrape the inside of the bowl.

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Add the confectioner’s sugar, beat until blended.

Note: I usually sift the before adding to cream cheese, to limit lumps of sugar in the filling.

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Add lemon peel, and lemon juice, cream together. Beat the cream cheese filling until light and creamy, about 1 minute.

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With a a zester or grater, remove only the yellow part of the lemon’s peel.

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Add lemon peel, and lemon juice, cream together, until light and creamy, about 1 minute.

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Scrape the inside of the bowl.

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Mix on high for 1 minute more. Then scrape the inside of the bowl.Mix on high for 30 seconds more.

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Pour cream cheese filling into prepared piecrust and smooth out.

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Place in the refrigerate and chill for 20 minutes to 1 hour, or until slightly firm.

Step 14: Meanwhile:

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In a small bowl, combine the cherry pie filling, confectioners’ sugar and almond extract, mixing well.

Note: I usually add 2 -3 tsp. sifted confectioner’s sugar and or 1/2-1 tsp. almond extract; depending on the brand of cherry purchased.

Step 15: Topping:

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Remove the cheesecake from the refrigerator and add the pie cherry pie filling over top, returning to refrigerator until served.

Step 16: Servings:

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This recipe serves 8 servings. I truly hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know!!

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WOW, I can't believe it!!!! I thought if I ever won one, it would of been my BBQ chicken wings. I've made them for over 34 yrs. for many occasions & never have left overs! Thank you to all for your kind words!!!


cyann04 (author)2015-05-18

I thank you andI know you'll love it : )

datadoll (author)2015-05-18

This one is going to the top of my desserts to try list!

jpayne21 (author)2015-04-30

Looks so good!!

cyann04 (author)jpayne212015-04-30

Thank you so much and I hope you try it!!

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