My neighbor and friend have been walking up steep residential streets this past week. During one of our walks, we stopped to pick some lemons from a tree. I have been wanting to make a lemon cheesecake for some time so this was my opportunity. I must tell you that these lemons were the most fresh and juiciest lemons I have ever had.
I originally wanted to include the recipe I came up with in this post but I am not happy with the end result. I actually forgot to put some sour cream or yogurt into the cheesecake.
I used my juicer for the lemons and poured 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice into the cheesecake mixture as well as a tablespoon of fresh lemon zest. I thought the cheesecake was lacking the lemon punch I was looking for so I still need to tweak the recipe before sharing.
What I did love is the crust I came up with....a whole bunch of Nilla Wafers and ground giner and cinnamon. I like that this flavorful yet light crust went up the sides of the pan, something I intended to do with this cheesecake. I also liked the addition of fresh homemade whipped cream for the top which balances out the flavorful crust and lemony cheesecake. I promise to share the recipe once I change it in the near future.
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