Rustic Easter Lemon Raspberry Rare Cheesecake by All that's Jas
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Rustic Easter Lemon Raspberry Rare Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 16 oz. cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon powdered unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • To garnish optional
  • Candied lemon slices recipe below - make ahead!
  • Raspberries

Instructions

  • Combine crushed cookies with melted butter. You can crush them using a food processor or put them in a Ziploc bag and roll over with a rolling pin until finely crushed. Line an 8-inch springform with wax or parchment paper. Press cookie crumb mixture on the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate.
  • In the meantime, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar, heavy cream, yogurt, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • In a small bowl, pour boiling water over gelatin. Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let cool slightly. If it cools too much and it hardens, microwave for 15-20 seconds. Do not boil.
  • Gradually beat in gelatin mixture into the cream cheese mixture. Pour half of the filling over the crust and freeze it until just set, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix remaining filling with raspberry jam. Pour gently over the first filling layer. Refrigerate until completely set, about four hours.
  • Gently remove the rim of the springform. Run a knife alongside the rim first, then using a kitchen torch or a hot towel warm up the sides a bit and release it.
  • Decorate the cake as desired. Keep refrigerated.
  • Candied lemon slices
  • Cut large lemon into thin slices. In a saucepan, mix 2 cups granulated sugar with 1 cup water until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a simmer. Add the lemon slices and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain and let the lemon slices air dry for a day. Dip the lemon rim in sugar if you wish before decorating the cake.