Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Recipe: A Delicious Dessert for Any Occasion
If you’re looking for a dessert that’s sweet , tangy , and oh-so-decadent , you’ll love this recipe for lemon meringue cheesecake. This recipe combines the creamy texture of cheesecake with the tartness of lemon curd and the light and fluffy texture of meringue . It’s perfect for any occasion , from a family dinner to a holiday celebration.
2 cups shortbread crumbs
1/4 cup melted butter
3 packages (8 ounces each) soft cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 grated lemon zest
4 egg whites
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)
1 1/2 cups lemon curd
Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
Mix the shortbread crumbs and melted butter together in a bowl until well blended. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch baking pan.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk the cream cheese, sour cream, and 1 cup of sugar together until smooth and creamy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mix in the lemon juice, vanilla extract, and lemon zest into the cream cheese mixture, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl.
Spread the mixture over the cookie crust in the springform pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until roughly set in the center, about 1 hour.
Cool to room temperature and refrigerate until completely chilled, for at least 3 to 4 hours.
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Beat the egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
Add 1/4 cup of sugar and the cream of tartar, and beat until stiff but not dry.
Spread the lemon curd on top of the cheesecake.
Pile the beaten egg whites over the curd, sealing tightly around all edges.
Bake in the preheated oven until the meringue is golden brown, for about 10 minutes.
Chill the cheesecake, uncovered, in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
Enjoy your delicious lemon meringue cheesecake!
This lemon meringue cheesecake recipe is a perfect dessert for any occasion . It’s creamy , tangy , and sweet , and the combination of textures and flavors is sure to impress your guests. Whether you’re making it for a special event or just as a treat for yourself , this recipe is sure to be a hit. So why not try it out today and indulge in a slice of this heavenly dessert ?