Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake


Hello, I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! Summer is finally here, unofficially anyway. Today it’s time for our monthly ingredient challenge! This is the one post each month where I take a break from design and share a recipe. If you missed last month, you can catch up here. This month’s chosen ingredient is lemons, perfect for the start of summer!

Because I’ll pick baking over cooking most days, I decided to make a dessert. This lemon cheesecake is a little lighter than the cheesecakes I make around the holidays. The lemon gives it just the right amount of citrus flavor, not too overwhelming.


Lemon Cheesecake slice



Lemon Cheesecake



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It’s seriously delicious! Be sure to click below and see what the other ladies made!

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Lemon Cheesecake slice

Lemon Cheesecake

Course Desserts
Servings 12


  • 2 1/2 cups gingersnaps crushed
  • 1/3 cup butter melted


  • 3 pkgs 8 oz each cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon peel grated


  • In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter, mix well. Press onto the bottom and 2 inches up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, beat on low until just combined. Add lemon juice and vanilla, beat until just blended. Pour into crust.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on wire rack of 10 mins. Run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen. Let cool for another hour.


  • In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water until smooth, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cook and stir over meduim heat for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.


  1. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    I love cheesecake and this lemon one looks amazing! The glaze looks so yummy too! Have a great day!

  2. OH my! Cheesecake is my absolute FAV! And this recipe has my mouth watering! I pinned it! Can’t wait to try it out!!

  3. This sounds so good. I do not believe I have ever had lemon cheesecake and it really looks perfect! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks Pam! I had never had lemon cheesecake before I made this recipe. I was a little skeptical, but it really is delicious!

  4. oh my goodness. YUM! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  5. Thanks Roxanne for hosting this great party! Pinned and shared and hope you will join me at my party on Saturday!

  6. This sounds delicious. I love the thought that their seems to be the right amount of lemon in the pie. With the sauce I bet it’s delicious! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

  7. So pretty and it looks absolutely delicious! Oh, I like the idea of a gingersnap crunch, that must taste really good with the lemon. Thanks for sharing your cheesecake recipe on TALENTED TUESDAY link party!

  8. This looks delicious! I love cheesecake, I’m sure the lemon adds a wonderful little something to it 🙂

  9. This looks and sounds delicious! Pinning because I absolutely want to try this. Cheesecake is one of my
    favorite types of cake, besides my beloved pound cake.

    Stopping by from Link Party Palooza, have a nice week!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  10. Love a good old lemon cheesecake and this one looks yummy! X

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