Lemon Cheesecake

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2003, America's Test Kitchen TV

Lemon is a fickle flavor, and pairing it with cream cheese requires a perfect balance of juice, zest, and sugar.

SERVES 12 to 16

TIME 2¼ hours, plus 3½ hours cooling and 4 hours chilling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Pairing citrus with cream cheese for our best lemon cheesecake recipe required finding the perfect balance of juice, zest, and sugar so that the citrus flavor would be neither too fleeting nor too harsh. Lemon curd on top of the cake gave o...

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