Lemon Layer Cheesecake


  1. Crust
  2. 1/2 c butter
  3. 8 oz ginger snap cookies
  4. baking pan 9×13
  5. Cheesecake Layer
  6. 2 lb cream cheese
  7. 1 c sugar
  8. 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  9. 1/4 tsp almond extract
  10. 1 egg
  11. Lemon Cream Layer
  12. 2 c sour cream
  13. 3/4 c sugar
  14. 1 lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Crust first! Melt the butter.

  3. Using a food processor, crumble the ginger snaps into an even consistency.

  4. Combine the butter and ginger cookies crumbs thoroughly.

  5. Evenly distribute the crust mixture into your 9×13 pan. Let the crust come up the sides of the pan a bit.

  6. For the cheesecake, mix the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract until smooth.

  7. To the mixing bowl, add the egg and continue mixing until fully combined.

  8. Carefully and evenly spread the cheesecake mixture over the crust.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-45 minutes (until the edges just start to turn golden brown).

  10. For the lemon cream layer, mix together the sour cream, sugar, the juice and zest of the (entire) lemon.

  11. Pour the lemon mixture into the pan so that the cheesecake is completely covered.

  12. Return to the oven for another 15 minutes.

  13. Let cool completely before serving. It’s best after being chilled in the refrigerator overnight!

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