Lemony White Chocolate Cheesecake


Lemony White Chocolate Cheesecake

Lemony White Chocolate Cheesecake

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at



Although it takes some time to prepare this eye-catching cheesecake, the combination of tangy lemon and rich white chocolate is hard to beat.  It’s always a hit!

             Marlene Schollenberger                                                               Bloomington, Indiana


Lemony White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe


Lemony White Chocolate Cheesecake

1 ¼ cup flour

2 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar

1 tsp. grated lemon peel

½ cup cold butter, cubed

Filling:       4 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened

1 ¼ cups sugar

10 oz. white baking chocolate, melted and cooled

2 Tbsp. flour

2 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

2 tsp. grated lemon peel

2 tsp. vanilla extract

4 eggs, lightly beaten

White chocolate curls and lemon peel strips, optional


Preheat oven to 325 F.  Place in a 9 inch springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 inch square).  Securely warp foil around pan; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, confectioners’ sugar and peel; cut in butter until crumbly.  Press onto the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of prepared pan.  Place on a baking sheet.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on wire rack.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.  Beat in white chocolate, flour, cream, lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla.  Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.  Pour into crust.

Place pan in a large baking pan; add 1 inch of hot water to large pan.  Bake 65-85 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull.

Remove pan from water bath.  Cool on wire rack 10 minutes.  Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour.  Refrigerate overnight.  Remove sides of pan.  Garnish with white chocolate and lemon peel if desired.            12 servings


(Recipe for Lemony White Chocolate Cheesecake was in www.tasteofhome.com, 2014)


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