Friday, March 1 2024
Welcome to a culinary journey that will transport you straight to the sun-drenched shores of Italy.
Luscious Limoncello Cheesecake” is a dessert that combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the zesty freshness of limoncello, a lemon liqueur native to the beautiful Amalfi Coast.
This recipe is a celebration of Italian flavors, perfect for those who love a touch of citrus in their sweet treats.
It’s a dessert that’s sure to impress at any gathering, offering a unique twist on the classic cheesecake.
This recipe serves 12, making it ideal for dinner parties or family get-togethers.
Ingredients:
For the crust:
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
For the filling:
  • 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Limoncello liqueur
  • Zest of 2 lemons
For the topping:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Limoncello liqueur
  • Lemon slices for garnish
Instructions:
  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Press this mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan to form the crust.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it’s smooth. Gradually add the sugar, beating until it’s well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the Limoncello and lemon zest.
  3. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust in the springform pan. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is lightly browned.
  4. While the cheesecake is baking, combine the sour cream, sugar, and Limoncello for the topping in a small bowl. Spread this mixture over the hot cheesecake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  5. Return the cheesecake to the oven for 5 more minutes to set the topping. Then, remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  6. Once the cheesecake is completely cooled, cover it and refrigerate it for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  7. Before serving, garnish the cheesecake with fresh lemon slices. Enjoy your slice of the Amalfi Coast!
Buon appetito!
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