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Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake

1/2 cups ground amaretti cookies
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy cream
6 egg yolks
1/2 cup lemon curd
1 half pint Driscoll raspberries

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. 

In a large bowl, mix together cookie crumbs and melted butter until well combined.  Press into the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan.  Bake 10 minutes or until golden and crisp.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together cream cheese and sugar until fluffy - about 1 minute.  Beat in vanilla and cream until combined.  Beat in egg yolks until well combined - about 2 minutes.  Pour batter over prepared crust.  Swirl lemon curd throughout cheesecake batter.  Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until light golden brown around edges, and no longer wobbly.  Turn off oven and allow cheesecake to cool in oven for 10 minutes.  Remove pan from oven and cool 1 hour.  Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours  or until ready to serve.

Makes 10 servings

73 comments:

  1. The cheesecake looks AWESOME, and the Oprah comment was the funniest thing I have heard in a while:).

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  2. This is so pretty! It sounds scrumptious too! Yum.

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  3. Favorite berry = blackberries! Yum. Though freshly picked blueberries could put up a good fight.

    I'm glad I'm not the only baker who doesn't love cheesecake. I've never been able to get on board with it. I figure that's a good thing for my thighs, though!

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  5. I love strawberries, so they are my favorite berry.

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  6. My favorite is blackberry! Especially in cobbler- ufangel283 (at) yahoo.com

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  7. I'm not a big fan of snozberries, they taste like snozberries. ;) My FAVE berries (if I HAAAD to choose just one) is raspberries. I'm pretty sure I could eat my weight in one sitting!

    jpinnick86 at gmail dot com

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  8. Looks fantastic! I love lemon & raspberry together... and I LOVE cheesecake :)

    Do you think I can use a shortbread crust rather than the cookies?

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  9. I love strawberries and love reading your blog as well! :)

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  10. This looks amazing! My favorite berries would have to be raspberries for sure.

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  11. Oh this looks awesome! I have extra meyer lemon curd that I need to use up, I may use this recipe! Yummmmy.
    My favorite berry are definitely raspberries :D

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  12. Lovely cheesecake! My favorite berry has got to be the blueberry:)

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  13. I'm with you on not being a cheesecake fan. I do like citrusy flavors more because it doesn't seem as heavy. I'd probably like this cheesecake.

    My favorite berry is the blackberry! When I lived in MI there was a blackberry bush and I used to climb as high as I could to pick them.

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  14. Blueberry...ever since I was a kid and loved to get blueberry muffins from Mrs. Field's at the mall.

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  15. My favorite berries are blackberries! This may have something to do with tradition, not necessarily flavor. When I was a kid I used to spend summers with my grandparents, and even though it was getting hot in the mornings, my grandma and I would go out to the field wearing long sleeves, gloves, jeans and boots to pick blackberries (no getting pricked!) and then the minute we got back, I'd wash a few and eat them in a little bowl with some sugar. :)

    Also, nice random thought on the Berry Berry Kix. I completely agree!

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  16. I would love to win some coupons! I like raspberries best. Not crazy about blackberries. Denise Wells, Roseville, MN

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  17. This is the brand I also buy. I probably like the reaspberries the best but do use them all. Love your recipe too

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  18. I'll gladly share any cheesecake you don't want! Topped with strawberries, pretty please :)

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  19. My favorite berry is the one you pick off the vine & is still warm, almost hot, from lazing in the sunshine ripening up & getting delicious. That isn't what you meant though is it? lol I guess I love strawberries best but raspberries are a very close 2nd.

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  20. I eat strawberries more, but I LOVE raspberries!

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  21. I love blackberries! The cheescake looks delicious.

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  22. This is so hard because I love every type of berry, but if I have to pick, I'll go with blueberries :)

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  23. LOVE this cheesecake! Looks so delicious...and beautiful. My favorite berry is definitely raspberries, especially picked right off the bush!

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  24. That cheesecake sounds so good! I need to make it soon! I made an expresso and coffee layered cheesecake this past weekend and it was delicious.

    My favorite berries are strawberries. =]

    Thanks Emily! I love all of your recipes so much!

    -Jessica M

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  25. Nice dessert. I love blueberries for sure!

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  26. Raspberries are definitely my favorite. Love them!

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  27. raspberries! yummy on their own, a treat when paired with lemon like today's post and even better with chocolate.

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  28. Blueberries! n i c o l e @ n i c o l e s u b i k .com (without the spaces)

    Love your blog!

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  29. You can't go past strawberries. We grow them in our garden each year and I have to fight my children to get some! My 4 year old would live on fresh chopped strawberries mixed with vanilla yoghurt and granola if I let him!

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  30. My favorite berries are definitely raspberries!

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  31. The Cheesecake looks Delicious! My favorite berry is definitely the Blueberry.

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  32. MMM, lemon and raspberry are a MFEO (made for each other, heheh). Beautiful cake, and don't feel bad because cheesecake isn't one of my favorites either.I eat and I enjoy, but not my top choice--although this recipe looks WAY tasty!

    My favorite berry is the STRAWBERRY! I've been known to eat a flat of strawberries in 2 days. :)

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  33. My favorite berry is the huckleberry. It tastes like a ripe blackberry, but without all those pesky seeds.

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  34. I like strawberries. All others... meh... the seeds hinder my enjoyment. Then again, I do like mashed sweetened blackberries in my iced tea. *ponders* eh..strawberries are my favorite though.

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  35. two of my favorite flavors lemon and raspberries!! just love the color of that cheesecake too, so pretty!!

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  37. Blackberries are my absolute favourite!

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  38. Cheesecake isn't my favorite dessert either. I never liked desserts that are sour. Desserts shouldn't be sour. They should be creamy and sweet. (That's why I think froyo is an abomination and ice cream should always be eaten in its place.) I have softened my stance a bit because flavored cheesecakes like rich chocolate ones - well they're not so bad.

    I like your version though. It doesn't look too tart and looks so wonderfully rich. You know what else is nice mixed in cheesecake? Mascarpone! I love your crust too.

    Favorite berry? Do like raspberries more than blueberries more than strawberries? What about those blackberries? I can't decide! (I will say blackberry is my favorite jam though)

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  39. I love blueberries- awesome antioxidants!!

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  40. I love blackberries! I can't wait until they're in season again

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  41. on a lemon kick, aren't ya! well, i'm not much for cheesecake either, but this is a great combination, both in appearance and flavor!

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  42. Spreading the word of SugarPlum....told my pal Jessie at work about you and this blog...he kinda reminds me of you...FABOOSH baker, very smart guy, etc..anyway, gave him your blog address and LOW and BEHOLD...everyday we've been treated to "recipes insipired by SP". Today was a superb big, fat chocolate cake...moist, chocately, and fat cake with a most desirable peanut butter, heavy cream frosting. Yesterday, he was inspired by your peppermint section and came in with a giant sized again---big, fat, moist an chocolately--he called them brownies--mine never look that way tho-- with a yummy peppermint/ganache (sp?) frosting. I ate soo much of that, I was nauseated....but in a good way! HAHAHA. so, the moral of this little story is...i'm a very proud auntie that will still tell anyone i can get to stand still long enough about my super, great, intelligent, beautiful neice! happy baking!! be in touch! xxoo your #1 fan carol

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  43. Given how FABULOUSLY raspberries and almonds go together...that amaretto addition was just plain genius! I'm in love.

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  44. Love all berries but my favorite is raspberries.

    Love your blog.

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  45. Raspberries all the way. They're very playful, you can stick them on your fingertips and the seeds sort of pop when you eat them. Mmmmmm! Cheesecake isn't my go-to dessert either but I do make a pretty phenom white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. With fresh raspberries on top of course!

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  46. Personally I love blueberries! My mom just made a vanilla orange cheesecake topped with blueberries and even though I'm not a huge cheesecake fan it was divine!

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  47. that cheesecake looks amazing emily!

    my favorite berries are blackberries!!

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  48. blackberries.... I'm going to get fire for this, but I dont even like strawberries....

    adriana @ batgirl779@aol.com

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  49. How yummmyy!! It's pretty cool how you added fresh cream to this recipe and the extra yolks im sure makes the consistency divine ~ yumm!

    Also, my favourite berry if I had to choose one would be (this is hard).... blackberries.

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  50. I am seeing so many lemon and other citrus recipes these days ... just after I had a citrus dinner party! I wish I would have held off a couple weeks - my selection of recipes would have been much better!

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  51. Blueberries are my favorite! Though blackberries are a close second :) This cheesecake looks wonderful! Love the raspberry and lemon combo.

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  52. That cheesecake looks delicious.

    My favorite berries are strawberries, especially when they are in season.

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  53. This cheesecake looks amazing!! I do love fresh raspberries. And strawberries. And blakberries. Oh man, I can't choose just one!!

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  54. I love blackberries. My aunt and uncle used to have blackberry bushes at their house in Berkeley, and my sister and I would go outside and just chomp on them, not knowing what they were. But I never buy them now because they are too expensive.

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  55. How can you even pick just ONE favorite berry? Nothing beats fresh Driscoll's, but I'd have to say raspberries. Cheesecake is definitely going on my "Future Culinary Creations" list!

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  56. And I see the solution to using up the leftover egg yolks! YUM! Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts, it's sad you don't feel the same love for it.

    Favourite berry would have to be strawberries! But I am really a berry addict.

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  57. Really, this cheesecake looks really perfect to me!

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  58. Strawberries are - hands down - my berry favorite!! : D

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  59. Strawberries are tops for me. Rasberries are a close second.
    (starypetal@aol.com)

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  60. I love strawberries and raspberries! Especially when they're on top of a brownie... ;)

    kam617@gmail.com

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  61. Raspberries, hands down! This cheesecake looks divine. Looking forward to your Meyer lemon curd recipe.

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  62. My favorite is blueberry.

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  63. YUM! Lemon cheesecake and raspberries - what a perfect combination!

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  64. Blueberries are my fav but I also love cheesecake especially with blueberries!!

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  65. I didn't used to like cheesecake much either, but it's grown on me! Your version looks delightful! And your blog makeover is awesome too!

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  66. I hate to admit it, but I'm not a big fan of Driscoll's. The fruit always looks good, so it's tempting to buy it. I don't find a lot of flavor in it, though, and it doesn't seem to make much difference whether it's in season or not. So unless I'm looking for a few pieces to make a pretty garnish, I use frozen fruit in the winter (as long as everything's getting cooked anyway) and look forward to the fresh and local fruit in the summer. I have to admit I kind of like the idea that strawberries come out in May and June only!

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  67. I love blueberries!

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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