This cheesecake is creamier than most cheesecakes, and very easy to make. Use grated lemon zest or 1 teaspoon lemon extract for flavoring.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
- 16 ounces cream cheese
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Beat softened cream cheese slightly. Add eggs, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest. Beat until light and fluffy. Pour mixture into crust.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until firm, about 25 minutes. Let cheesecake cool then top with cherry or blueberry pie filling, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.
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