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Citrus Cheesecake Recipe
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Citrus Cheesecake

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"A great tasting citrus cheesecake with a marmalade glaze. Garnish with orange slices and sprigs of mint."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch springform pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Butter a 9 inch springform pan. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon peel and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour and 1/3 cup sugar. Add butter and process until coarse crumbs form. With machine running, add yolk mixture and blend until moist clumps form. Press dough onto bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of prepared pan. Freeze crust 10 minutes.
  2. Brush crust lightly with egg white. Bake until crust is pale golden, about 15 minutes. Cool on rack while preparing filling. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 2/3 cups sugar until smooth. Beat in cornstarch, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, orange zest, lime zest, 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in sour cream. Pour filling into crust.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until puffed and cracked around edges and center moves only slightly when pan is gently shaken. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate overnight.
  5. In a saucepan over medium heat, boil marmalade and 2 teaspoons lemon juice until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Spread warm glaze on top of cake. Chill cake 10 minutes. Remove pan sides and transfer cake to serving plate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 13, 2004

This was a very easy recipe to make. However, I did change a few things. First, I skipped making the crust and just used a ready-made graham cracker crust. Second, I scaled down some of the ingredients a little bit. I only used 2 packages of cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 eggs, and about 3/4 cups of sour cream. The rest of the ingredients I left as is. In addition, I also added fresh lime and orange juice along with the lemon for more citrus flavor. Turned out great! Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 06, 2010

This cheesecake has a poor flavour


33 Ratings

Sep 16, 2006

I tried this recipe for the first time for a dinner party. Dessert is my flare and I am always asked to it. This is one of the best cheesecakes I've made. I dressed it up with a ring of sliced kiwi, then a ring of mandarin oranges and finished it with crushed pineapple in the middle, I dried the fruit well before using. I topped it with the marmalade glaze from the recipe. It turned out just beautiful. I always cook my cheesecakes in a water bath. I will definately make this one again.

Oct 22, 2005

SO YUMMY!!! The chocolate cookie crust with the citrus flavor is wonderful! I just used orange zest and it turned out great.

Jul 28, 2006

I made a chocolate graham cracker crust instead of the one in the recipe, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly and the result was wonderful. My picky husband said it was really, really good (a huge compliment from him) and that it was probably the best cheesecake I'd ever made! And it was easy to make, too. Update: Took this to a fund raiser bake sale and it brought in the most $$ and had a bid placed by almost everyone there!

Jan 23, 2006

I made the recipe as directed, but I made the glaze with lemon curd (store bought) instead of orange marmalade. I tossed a pint and a half of fresh blueberries in the lemon curd glaze and then dumped it on top of the cake. Delicious and beautiful! I had two New Yorkers say that this cheesecake is the best they've ever had, which is a great compliment!

Jun 27, 2005

I can understand why this recipe got 5 stars! This was my first cheesecake and I made 2 mistakes. 1. I need to practice more on making the crust, and 2. I could not wait the overnight refrigeration! Nontheless, this cake was wonderful. The glaze turned out perfect! This cheesecake recipe is definately a keeper! I will be more patient the next time I make it so that it will set up better. An absolute elegant dessert!

Nov 02, 2005

WOW is all i can say. my family LOVED this cheesecake. my husband hates cheesecake and he thought it was delicious. it was so easy and i don't think it would have tasted better if a gourmet shop had made it. i did add extra zest and juices.


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  • Calories
  • 556 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 160 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 33 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 264 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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