Meyer Lemon or Orange Swirled Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes

Meyer Lemon or Orange Swirled Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes

Recipe: Meyer Lemon or Orange Swirled Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes

Ingredients

Citrus Curd:

  • If using a normal lemon or other tart citrus, increase the sugar to 3/4 cup.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice, orange juice or other citrus juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • Zest of 2 lemons or 1 large orange
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes

Crust:

  • 2 cups of crumbs is fine if you only want crust on the bottom. Use 3 cups if you want sides.
  • 2 to 3 cups finely ground graham crackers
  • 6 to 8 tbsp. of butter
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Cheesecake:

  • If you love vanilla bean or if your beans are thin, feel free to add another bean for more flavor.
  • 5 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, room temp
  • 5 eggs, room temp
  • 2 egg yolks, room temp
  • 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise and seeds scraped (or 2 tsp. vanilla extract)
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, room temp

Preparation time: 45 minute(s)

Cooking time: 3 hour(s) 10 minute(s)

Photo credit: Back to the Cutting Board / flickr.com / CC BY-NC-ND

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