Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Recipe
Cheesecake and lemon meringue pie come together in this decadent lemon meringue cheesecake dessert that will impress all of your guests.
Made the cheesecake twice already, big hit with family and friends. The third one is going to be popped in the oven to bake the meringue in a few minutes. A few changes - used a graham crumb crust, and also find that making the batter in the food processor makes it much smoother than using the hand mixer. The lemon curd recipe used the 4 yolks left over from the separated eggs for the meringue, and it does tend to 'weep' a bit down the sides of the cake after baking the meringue. This time, I've frozen the cheesecake and curd, and will try baking the meringue on the frozen cake.
I needed a new lemon cheesecake idea, and this one ticks all my boxes! Just a note for those saying the recipe is wrong because it doesn't tell you to separate the egg yolks from the egg whites... I'm quite certain the cheesecake batter takes 4 WHOLE eggs. The meringue topping takes 4 OTHER egg whites. 8 eggs total will get cracked. Wondering how that one reviewer's cake came out that only used the yolks in her batter...
Very easy recipe. Made the cheesecake the day before. Made the lemon curd and put it together the next day with meringue on top. Let it chill for a bit before serving. It’s a very light cheesecake and the lemon curd makes it. I did put a pice of wax paper between the bottom pan and crust to make sure it wouldn’t stick. A nice touch would be to add some candied lemon slices when you plate it.
Will definitely make again! This is the fluffiest cheesecake I’ve ever had. I made my own lemon curd just because. This recipe is fantastic!
I made this recipe to bring to a party. It was phenomenal! I made my own lemon curd. To make the recipe gluten free I used Scharr's gluten free shortbread cookies. If you use them you will need to double the amount of melted butter in the crust.
Light and tangy in a perfect mix. Note: don't take a shortcut and use packaged 'egg whites' for the meringue. A day later and the meringue has disintegrated about 50% Everything else is PERFECT!