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Lemon Cheesecake RecipeCheap Is The New Classy

Cheesecake is perhaps our favorite type of cake in this household. So, naturally, we love trying new cheesecake recipes when we can. If you are looking for a cheesecake that is not as heavy as many of the more traditional types, then we think you will love this one. It requires less cream cheese and comes out similar to a pie, but still holds together nicely. Oh, and it tastes so good. We think this is the perfect cheesecake for spring.

Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

You Will Need…

2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 box {4-serving size} lemon-flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 package {8 ounce} cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

To Prepare…
1. Crust: In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press into bottom of spring form pan and freeze.
2. Filling: In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Set aside to cool completely.
3. In a mixer bowl fitted with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium-high speed until very smooth, for 3 minutes. Slowly mix in dissolved gelatin. Mix in evaporated milk, lemon juice and vanilla.
4. Pour over frozen crust, smoothing out to sides of pan. We recommend using a T-Fal Ingenio Spreader Spatula for this step. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.

Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

This recipe is excerpted from The Cheesecake Bible by George Geary. Be sure to check out the Lime Cheesecake recipe that we tried out earlier, also excerpted from this cookbook.

Helpful Tips
1. Keep lemons on hand all the time with fresh, Limoneira Lemons shipped directly to your home.
2. The original recipe calls for lining a pan with foil {but we used a spring form pan instead. Either way, you can cut the Lemon Cheesecake in even slices with the Debbie Meyer V-Shaped Cake Cutter. Now, since this “cake” is more like a pie, we don’t recommend lifting the cheesecake out of the pan with the cake cutter, use the spatula instead.

What Is Your Favorite Type Of Cheesecake?

Do you think that you would like this cheesecake? Do you have another cheesecake recipe that you love and make over and over again? We would love to hear about it in the comments below.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. You had me clicking over the second this post showed up in my inbox. I love lemons and while I’m not a huge fan of cheesecake, I’d make this yummy looking one for my family who is. Thanks!

  2. robin masshole mommy says

    I want to lick all that frosting off! This sounds so darn delicious!! I can’t wait to make this.

  3. Yum, yum and double yum! I love cheesecake but rarely have it in the house unless we buy it. I could totally make your recipe and I love the twist of the lemon! Perfect for summer!

  4. That cheesecake looks and sounds like a delicious recipe. Since I’m gluten-free I can’t make the crust you suggested but I do know of a company that sells a gluten-free graham cracker that I could easily substitute in this recipe

  5. Amanda H says

    Lemon is my favorite flavor for dessert. It is light and refreshing. Lemon cheesecake would have to be my favorite dessert ever. I’ll be giving this a try. Thank you!

  6. I love cheesecake and lemon so this recipe is a must try for me! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  7. I love cheesecake, and lemon cheesecake is one of my absolute favorites! I will have to try this asap!

  8. I love all cheesecake but this light lemon version looks especially good. Graham cracker crust is the way cheesecake was meant to be eaten.

  9. THIS LOOKS AMAZING. Wow the lemon is probably the perfect addition yum. I wouldn’t be able to make it but I can ask someone too!

  10. Lemon cheesecake is my favourite and yours looks so fresh and delicious. I would love to try some right now , it might cheer me up, it has been a rough day x

  11. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I would love to try and make it for an upcoming styled shoot!

  12. I love cheesecake, but I have never tried lemon cheesecake before. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!

  13. Cheesecake is one of my favorite dishes and this looks delicious, although I have never been brave enough to make it myself!

  14. This sounds delicious! I love that it is a no bake one, because baking cheesecake can be a royal pain lol

  15. I love cheesecake and it would be nice to not have to bake it! I really love this recipe, it’s easy and it looks so good as well! I can’t wait to give it a whip!

  16. I have never tried a lemon cheesecake, but this looks so good. I bet the lemon flavor really goes well with a traditional cheesecake. I love that this variation sounds lighter and less dense than the cheesecakes I am used to.

  17. Yum this look amazing and I love lemon cheesecake. Very nice. xx

  18. Reesa Lewandowski says

    Oh this must be delicious! There is nothing better than lemon & cream cheese together! So refreshing and perfect for springtime!

  19. Kimberly Stroh says

    That looks so good! I love the buttery crust. The tart flavor is perfect for Spring! It would be a great Easter table addition.

  20. I love tart flavors, specially around spring and summer. I guess I love the aroma of anything that has lemon in it. Interesting recipe.

  21. I love cheesecake too! That Lemon cheesecake sounds and looks amazing! I need to try this one and see if I can make it as good as yours.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  22. Yum, my family loves cheesecake but I never make it at home. I definitely should surprise them with this!

  23. OMG! The combo of cheesecake and lemon has my mouth watering! It looks just as delicious and your tutorial has me feeling confident that I can try this. Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to try it.

  24. This is a great combination of ingredients, Dawn! Refreshing and mouth-watering recipe!

  25. Yum. I love the flavor lemon adds to desserts. I think it helps to lighten up cheesecake while also giving it a tangy, refreshing flavor.

  26. I love cheese cake and this lemon one sounds great! It’s the perfect flavor for spring and summer and makes cheesecake so refreshing.

  27. You put together two ofmy favourites – lemon and cheesecake. I’m going to have to try this. I love serving something bright and refreshing in the spring.

  28. I LOVE cheesecake, but I have NEVER made a “real” cheesecake. I have cheated and used those Jell-O instant cheesecakes. 🙂 But this looks delicious. I really love lemon, especially in the spring. I may give this a shot. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Yum! I love the bright taste of lemon and cheesecake is my favourite dessert. I’ll have to try this soon.