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Annie Mae's Lemony Cheese Cake

 

52

Yield

12

servings

Prep

50

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

60

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

2 packages gelatin, unflavored
½ cup water
cold
3 large eggs
eparated
1 cup sugar
½ cup milk
1 dash salt
*
2 teaspoons lemon zest
grated
3 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cups cottage cheese
*
1 cup cream
Graham cracker crusts
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
*
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter
melted
Lemon topping
2 each egg yolks
*
¾ cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon lemon zest
grated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water and allow to stand until softened. Combine egg yolks, sugar, milk, and salt in top half of a double boiler and cook over shimmering water, stirring frequently until custard thickens and coats the spoon.

  2. Place lemon rind, lemon juice, and cottage cheese in container of electric blender and blend until smooth. Combine with cooled custard and blend well. Chill until mixture begins to thicken.

  3. Beat egg whites and cream separately until stiff; fold into cottage cheese mixture. Pour into 2 Graham Cracker Crusts and chill until firm. Spread with lemon custard topping before serving.

** GRAHAM CRACKER CRUSTS *** 1. Preheat oven to 300'F. 2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Press mixture evenly across bottom and sides of 2 8-9" pie pans and bake in preheated oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Chill well before filling.

*** LEMON TOPPING FOR CHEESE CAKE *** Combine egg yolks, sugar, butter rind, and lemon juice in top half of a double boiler. Cook over simmering water until quite thick, then cool slightly. Mix cornstarch with water and stir into lemon mixture.

Cool before spreading on cheese cakes.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 119g (4.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 34043% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 5% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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