The ultimate lemon cheesecake recipe for anyone who loves lemons! My triple lemon meringue cheesecake with torched meringue topping, lemon zest, lemon crust and home-made lemon curd is a lemon dream come true! A truly decadent dessert, this lemon cheesecake is so light and fluffy, it feels and tastes like a lemon cloud!
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*Please note: I have made a change to the meringue step only; please see the revised version in the recipe box below.*
Making Lemon Cheesecake
I make this cheesecake with a lemon shortbread crust, which is the first part of the ‘triple’ lemon cheesecake! Next, comes the fluffy lemon cheesecake, flavored with tons of fresh lemon zest. Lemon zest is actually one of my favorite ingredients to add to both sweet and savory dishes. The aroma of the zest is out of this world, transforming any dish!
And for the final third part, I load this cheesecake up with home-made lemon curd. If you’ve never had home-made lemon curd, you absolutely have to try it! It’s super creamy, lemony and simply a must for any lemon dessert. This recipe yields some extra lemon curd that you can serve on the side with the cheesecake.
And check out that fluffy meringue on top! This cheesecake goes from a regular cheesecake to over-the-top with the torched meringue topping. This topping is super light and fluffy and doesn’t add any weight at all to the cake. It’s like a little cloud sitting on top, garnishing the cake! I bake the meringue first, then torch it to add more color and a caramelized flavor.
Enjoyed this amazing zesty cheesecake? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
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- Lemon Mousse Cake – the most amazing lemon dessert with lemon mousse, curd and cake!
- Lemon Raspberry Cake – you’ll love this berry cake with lemon zest and lemon cream!
- Raspberry Lemon Tartlets – mini tarts filled with lemon curd, raspberry sauce and meringue!
- Ricotta Blueberry Cheesecake – all the berry flavor in this fluffy cheesecake, topped with blueberry whipped cream!
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Torch your meringue like a pro using this kitchen torch! And don’t forget the butane fuel!
I love using this aluminum spring form pan for cheesecakes and cakes.
Make the best desserts with the classic KitchenAid stand mixer.
And, I love my classic CuisinArt food processor – simple and gets the some done!