5 from 1 vote
Easy Creamy Lemon Cheesecake
Creamy Lemon Cheesecake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins

Easy Creamy Lemon Cheesecake is made with only 8 ingredients and is absolutely delicious. Add this yummy cheesecake recipe to your list of lemon desserts!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, lemon desserts
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 370 kcal
  • 2 8 oz. pkgs of Philadelphia brand cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup of white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Juice of a whole lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Graham cracker Pie crust
  1. Remove cream cheese from refrigerator for about 30 minutes to soften or in microwave on defrost setting.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  3. Put the softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed for two minutes.
  4. Use a zester to remove lemon zest from peel. You only need 1 tsp.

  5. Juice the lemon. It will be about two tablespoons of juice.
  6. Add sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice to the cream cheese until mixed.
  7. Add eggs, one at a time and continue to mix. Pour cream cheese mixture into the pie crust. Bake on 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

  8. Let cool for one hour and then refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving or in freezer for two hours.

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Recipe Notes

Cooling and Storage:

After the cheesecake has cooled for about an hour, refrigerate it for 4 hours before serving. Need it faster? Put it in the freezer for two hours and then refrigerate until ready to serve.