Lemon Curd Cheesecake

Submitted by: Joey De Leon

Cooking time:

Ingredients

Filling:

16 oz Cream cheese
1 c Sugar
3 Eggs
Lemon juice from 2 lemons
1 1/2 ts Real vanilla
1/4 ts Salt
3 c Sour cream

Lemon curd:

4 Eggs
4 1/2 oz Sugar
Juice from 2.5 lemons
4 tb Unsalted butter

Crust:

Lemon poppy seed muffins

Method

Crust:

1. Use old muffin scraps. (crumbled muffins)
Mix with some melted butter and line the bottom of the spring form or round cake pan.

Cheesecake base:

1. Cream the sugar and cream cheese until sugar dissolves and mixture is light and creamy. Add in the eggs one at a time until incorporated.
2. Add in lemon juice, vanilla, salt and sour cream. Chill base.
3. Make cheesecake crust with melted butter and leftover muffins, graham cracker crumbs, etc.
4. Place chilled mixture in a spring-form pan and place in a 275-degree oven for one hour and 15 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cheesecake inside for an additional 30 minutes to set. Remove and chill. Top with lemon curd.

Lemon Curd:

1. Whip sugar and eggs together over low heat in a small saucepan . . . be sure not to let the mixture curdle.
2. Add lemon juice and butter and continue to mix over low heat until mixture firms . . . chill and use for topping of cheesecake.

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