Monday, January 5, 2009

Tall & Creamy Meyer Lemon Cheesecake (TWD)


Sorry everyone...a WAY late post for last week's Tuesday With Dorie selection, Tall and Creamy Cheesecake. This is a FABULOUS recipe, and it's helped me overcome my fear of baking cheesecakes. Okay, confession--- I've never successfully baked a respectable cheesecake until I tried Dorie's recipe here. Not only does the cheesecake taste delicious, the recipe is foolproof as I get great results every time I make it.


I opted for a meyer lemon version, taking advantage of the great looking meyer lemons at the farmers market. I used a 7" springform pan and made half of the filling recipe. I still made a full recipe for the graham crust, as I love a thicker crust. Unlike your typical heavy and dense cheesecake, this cheesecake is light and fluffy. I loved the subtle citrus flavor of the meyer lemon, and raspberries were a perfect accompaniament.
Thank you Anne Strawberry for this delicious selection! If you'd like to try your hand at this cheesecake (which I highly recommend), you can find the recipe at Anne's blog or at Serious Eats.

17 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Meyer lemon cheesecake sounds wonderful. I love the raspberries. Your cheesecake turned out perfect!

chocolatechic said...

Looks fabulous.

I love double the crust too. It is my favorite part.


I used orange in mine, it was so good.

Rachel said...

Oh wow--I love meyer lemons and this looks delicious!!

therealchiffonade said...

As a Senior Adviser on Serious Eats, I definitely approve of your cheesecake.

Louise,
"therealchiffonade" & "chiff0nade"
Atlanta, GA (formerly of Brooklyn, NY)

Ingrid said...

Looks WONDERFUL!!! For the first time I recently purchased meyer lemons. Can't wait to try 'em to see what all the hype is about.
~ingrid

Hayley said...

Looks gorgeous, and so light. I can't wait to start experimenting with all of the beautiful meyer lemons now available.

Hillary said...

I'm so happy it's meyer lemon season! What a terrific looking cheesecake - maybe I'll use my first meyer lemons for this recipe! :)

Kevin said...

Great looking cheesecake!

Leonor de Sousa Bastos said...

Your cheesecake looks great!!

Deliciously tender...

Anonymous said...

How much lemon juice did you use?

Joanne

Linda said...

Joanne - I used the juice and zest of 2 meyer lemons.

Megan said...

Cheesecake is my favorite dessert in the entire world-yours turned out so luscious. My mouth is watering! Well done!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What a perfect dessert! It looks delicious

AmyRuth said...

I love your photos!! They are beautiful. You must live on the west coast. I'm in the MW and we do not get Meyer Lemons. Boo Hoo. How do they differ?
Anyway a lovely post and so glad you had success.
AmyRuth

MrsDocChuck said...

My husband has been very ill (mental) for the past year. During this period he has lost interest in so many things ... recreation, grooming, interaction with others.

He does respond well to dessert though and cheesecake is one of his favorites.

He loved this. Ate the whole thing himself.

Thank you for a ray of brightness in a world grown so dim.

Alec said...

I've looked and looked and looked and can NOT find the recipe for this cheesecake on any website! Does anyone have this recipe on file?

Linda said...

Alec-

You can find the recipe for the basic recipe here:

http://tendercrumb.blogspot.com/2008/07/cheesecake-w-raspberries.html

To make the meyer lemon variation, I added the zest and juice of 2 meyer lemons.

I hope this helps!

Linda

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