Basic Baked Lemon Cheesecake

    1 hour 55 minutes

    This is an excellent recipe for a baked lemon cheesecake. This one is topped with apricot jam and strawberries, but you can top it with any fruit of your choice.

    20 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 2 tablespoons sweet biscuit crumbs
    • 900g cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 2/3 cup apricot jam
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 4 cups fresh strawberries

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:45min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
    2. Sprinkle the bottom of a lightly greased 20cm springform pan with the biscuit crumbs.
    3. Combine the cream cheese and sugar. Mix at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in the lemon juice, vanilla essence and lemon zest. Pour batter into the pan.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan.
    5. Combine apricot jam and water in a small saucepan. Heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally. Arrange strawberries on top of the cheesecake. Spoon jam mixture over strawberries. Chill.

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    Cheesecake is great! It is the easiest recipe that I've found!!! We added blueberries to the top of the cheescake for an even more colorful and fruity dessert. Everbody loves it!!!  -  16 Feb 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I really liked this recipe... it sounded odd to me. Lemon, strawberries, and apricots... But it was great and it has become one of our favorites.  -  10 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The cheesecake itself is awesome! The topping, not so much. I followed the recipe exactly, but the apricot topping never set up, so when I took it to my sister's for Easter, I got glaze everywhere! Even a slight tip of the cake plate sent the glaze running, which made a mess in my car and on my clothes. Next time, I'll bake the cheesecake as directed, but top it with a little fresh fruit compote right before serving.  -  06 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)