Lemon Meringue Cheesecake is a delicious dessert that combines the flavors of tangy lemon curd, rich cheesecake, and fluffy meringue topping. It is a unique twist on the classic lemon meringue pie, where the traditional pie crust is replaced with a creamy cheesecake layer, making it more decadent and indulgent.
The dessert typically features a buttery graham cracker crust, a creamy and tangy cheesecake layer made with cream cheese, lemon zest, and lemon juice, and a fluffy meringue topping made from egg whites and sugar. The lemon curd is often spread over the cheesecake layer before the meringue topping is added, creating a delicious combination of flavors and textures.
Lemon Meringue Cheesecake is a unique dessert that is perfect for special occasions, such as birthdays and holidays, as it is both impressive and delicious. While it may take a bit of effort to prepare, it is definitely worth the time and effort for the stunning result.
To make a Lemon Meringue Cheesecake, you will need the following ingredients:
For the crust:
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
For the cheesecake filling:
- 24 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
For the lemon curd:
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
For the meringue:
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