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Lemon Dream Cheesecake Recipe

I love this Lemon Dream Cheesecake Recipe for summer!

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Lemon Dream Cheesecake Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 10 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  1. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, butter and sugar.
  2. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan.
  3. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  6. Beat in the cream, lemon juice, flour, lemon peel, extracts and food coloring if desired.
  7. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  8. Pour into crust. Return pan to baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until center is almost set.
  10. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  11. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan.

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