This recipe is a modified and simpler version of a lemon cheesecake recipe that I found on the back of a philly cream cheese packet a long LONG time ago. It's the simplest baked cheesecake recipe I know of and is absolutely delicious and almost 100% fail safe.
A simple but fabulous cheesecake recipe with a cream cheese and lemon filling and a sour cream and ginger topping.
I make my own lemon curd for this mascarpone cheesecake while it's chilling in the fridge. You could use lemon curd from the supermarket but the homemade one is easier and tastes much better. This cheesecake is best if its left to chill overnight.
To save a lot of cleaning up I line the pie dish with tin foil, enough that it goes over the sides. With this you can also lift the cheesecake out of the dish, making it a lot easier to cut than when it's in the dish. This takes about 8 hours to set so I recommend making it in the morning.