Lemon Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Indulge in the delightful harmony of flavors with our exquisite Lemon Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake. This dessert is a mesmerizing blend of tangy lemon zest, the natural sweetness of ripe raspberries, and the creamy richness of cheesecake. The contrasting colors and the dance of flavors make it a perfect treat for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to form the crust.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.
  5. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of raspberry puree onto the cheesecake batter. Use a knife to gently swirl the raspberry puree into the batter to create a marbled effect.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly.
  8. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door ajar for about 1 hour.
  9. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until fully chilled.
  10. Before serving, garnish with fresh raspberries and a sprinkle of lemon zest.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

Creamy cheesecake with a vibrant raspberry swirl, infused with zesty lemon flavor.

Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Fat: 20g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 6g

Celebrate the symphony of taste and texture as you take a bite of our Lemon Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake. The buttery graham cracker crust provides a sturdy base, while the velvety cream cheese filling melts in your mouth. The tangy lemon and the burst of raspberry complement each other, creating a dessert that’s both visually stunning and incredibly delicious. Whether it’s a special occasion or a sweet craving, this cheesecake is sure to captivate your senses and leave you craving for more.

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