Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

Tangy and sweet lemon cheesecake recipe that is so heavenly.


16 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract
2 eggs
1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust
1 (15 ounce) can lemon pie filling, divided
Lemon twists (optional)


Mix together cream cheese, sugar and lemon extract until smooth and creamy.

Add eggs and mix well. Pour into prepared crust.

Spoon about 1/2 can pie filling on top and gently swirl with a wooden pick or knife.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until center is set.

Cool to room temperature and refrigerate.

Garnish with lemon twists if desired.

Serve with remaining pie filling and whipped cream if desired.