Lemon-Swirled Cheesecake

Lemon Curd

cup sugar

1 Tbsp grated lemon ring

2 large eggs

2/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 large lemons)

2 Tbsp butter

 

1. Combine the first three ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring with a wisk. Cook until sugar dissolves and mixture is light in color (about 3 min). Stir in lemon juice and butter; cook for 5 minutes or until mixture thinly coats the back of a spoon, stirring constantly with a whisk. Cool. Cover and chill (the mixture will thicken as it cools) Yield:1-1/2 cups (Can be stored in ref. for one week)

Variation: substitute line rind and juice for lemon rind and juice

 

Cheesecake

Crust:

2/3 cup all purpose flour

2 Tbsp sugar

2 Tbsp chilled butter, cut into small pieces

2-3 Tbsp ice water

Mix flour and sugar; cut butter into dry mix until it resembles coarse meal. Add water; mix with fork.

Firmly press mixture into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400 deg for 10 minutes; cool on wire rack.

 

Reduce oven to 325 deg

 

Filling:

3 (8-oz) blocks fat free cream cheese softened

2 (8-oz) blocks 1/3-less fat cream cheese softened

Beat cheeses at high speed until smooth

Add

1-3/4 Cup sugar, 3 Tbsp flour, 2-1/2 Tbsp grated lemon rind, 2 tsp vanilla extract, tsp salt.

Beat well

Add 5 large eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.

 

Pour the cheese mixture into the prepared pan. Spoon mounds of the lemon curd evenly over the top (recipe calls for 1-Cup, we used all)

Swirl together using the tip of a knife.

Bake at 325 for 1-hour, 15 minutes or until cheesecake is almost set.

Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours.

( we found that it took at least two 15-min overtimes to sufficiently cook the cake; should try the convection oven???)

 

Got the recipe from Sandy Durham who got it from So. Living Cooking Lite (I think) Tried Oct/Nov 2000.. Extremely delicious!!!!