Makes 12 to 16 servings
An elegant and lemony cheesecake for your spring or summer parties.
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg yolk
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Premier White Morsels
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large egg whites
1 large egg
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9-inch springform pan.
2.Beat butter and sugar in small mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in flour, egg yolk, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Press mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan.
3.Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or until crust is set.
4.Microwave morsels and cream in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. If morsels retain some of their original shape, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.
5.Beat cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon peel, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in large mixer bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in melted baking bars. Beat in egg whites and whole egg. Pour into crust.
6.Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until edge is lightly browned. Run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan. Garnish as desired.
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