5 from 7 votes
Review Recipe

LEMON MERINGUE CHEESECAKE

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Lemon Meringue Pie is a classic dessert… Graham crust, creamy tart lemon filling with a fluffy meringue topping. This recipe combines all of those amazing flavors with a rich and lush cheesecake for a dessert that will top your list!
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Ingredients

CHEESECAKE
  • 1 1/2 cups graham crumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 packages 8oz each cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
LEMON FILLING
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 lemons zested & juiced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
MERINGUE
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup sugar

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Instructions

CHEESECAKE
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine melted butter & graham crumbs. Press into a 9″ springform pan.
  3. With mixer on medium, beat cream cheese & sugar until blended. Mix in eggs.
  4. Pour cream cheese mixture over crust and bake for 35-40 minutes or just until center is set.
  5. Cool 5 minutes, run a butter knife around the edge to loosen. Cool on the counter 1 hour. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
LEMON FILLING
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks and water in a large saucepan. Whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture reaches a boil. Stir in 1/2 cup lemon juice & zest from 2 lemons. Let boil 1 minute while stirring.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter, keep warm.
MERINGUE
  1. Beat egg whites & cream of tartar on medium-high until soft peaks form (ends of peaks will curl when the beaters are lifted out). Continue mixing on medium-high adding in sugar a little bit at a time until stiff and glossy peaks form (about 5 minutes).
  2. Spread lemon filling over cheesecake layer. Immediately spread meringue over hot lemon filling. Be sure the meringue overlaps the edges of the pan slightly to avoid it shrinking.
  3. Bake 10-15 minutes or until browned. Cool at room temperature 1 hour. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight before serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 428, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 227mg, Sodium: 226mg, Potassium: 158mg, Carbohydrates: 70g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 54g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 10.1%, Vitamin C: 17.3%, Calcium: 4.9%, Iron: 8.3%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword lemon meringue pie