Tuesday, May 22, 2012

White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake

For Easter, I had a hard time deciding on desserts to make {I even asked you to help me choose from this list}, but I ended up trying a new cheesecake recipe that combined a couple flavors I was wanting. I had saved this recipe from an ad years ago.

Though the lemon flavor is mild in this cheesecake, it's a yummy traditional-type cheesecake. I didn't like how the top was looking after I took it out of the oven, so I topped it with a sour cream topping - helps hide imperfections and it's yummy!

White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake

6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1 large egg yolk
1/8 teaspoon salt

2 cups (12 oz. pkg) white chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 pkg (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large egg whites
1 large egg

Sour Cream Topping
1/2+ cup sour cream
Powdered sugar to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9-inch springform pan.

In small mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add flour, egg yolk, and salt and beat until combined. Press mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until crust is set.

Microwave white chocolate chips and cream in uncovered bowl on medium-high power (70%) for 1 minute. Stir. If necessary, microwave in additional 10-second intervals and stir until smooth. {Or gradually melt in bowl placed over pot of boiling water.}

In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon peel, and salt until smooth. Gradually beat in melted white chocolate chips. Beat in egg whites and egg. Pour into prepared crust.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until edge is lightly browned. Run knife around edge of cheesecake. If desired, add sour cream topping {Stir sour cream and sugar until smooth and spread evenly over top.} and bake additional 5 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan.

I do love cheesecake - do you? Though I really enjoyed this one, I think my fave is still the Creamy Baked Cheesecake. What's your favorite cheesecake?

This post linked to:
 ~ Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace
 ~ Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
 ~ Chic & Crafty Party at The Frugal Girls

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1 comment:

  1. It looks delicious but I'm staying far away from it. LOL!
    I picked up this book called Pure Kitchen and it has some yummy recipes in it, even desserts and things are sweetened with either fruit, coconut crystals or a little maple syrup. The kids have been loving my experimenting. Ha! Ha!

    Big I'm glad you're in Cali as that would have been a little tempting not to stop by and have a piece size hug to you!


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