Old Fashioned Lemon Cheesecake 

 Originally Written: July 2, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on July 2, 2009 by Hanna Trafford

lemon_cheesecakeThis Old Fashioned Lemon Cheesecake is incredibly refreshing and creamy and has just a hint of lemon – I tell you – it’s pure heaven! You can top it with cherries, strawberries, raspberries or blueberries – or just enjoy the way it is!

Old Fashioned Lemon Cheesecake:

2 cups of graham crumbs

6 tablespoons of butter, melted

4 packages of cream cheese – softened

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of sour cream

Grated peel and juice from one lemon

4 eggs

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix graham crumbs and butter. reserve 1/4 cup of the crumb mixture, press remaining crumb mixture firmly into bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan and set aside.

Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream and mix well. Stir in lemon juice and peel. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust, sprinkle with reserved 1/4 cup of crumb mixture.

Bake 40 minutes or until centre is almost set. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Store in refrigerator.

Hope you enjoy this recipe – I would love to know how it turned out for you! Your comments are always very much appreciated!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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