When canning and cooking at home goes hand in hand in a new recipe creation, and the result turns out beyond outrageously tasty - it's nirvana to me! This is why I created my website; to use my homemade, home-canned items (in this case, my Lemon Curd) and quality ingredients, that take my recipe creations to a whole new level. This time, by combining lemon curd with a great tasting homemade cheesecake infused with one of the best vanilla pastes which enhances the depth and richness of this cheesecake, truly a winner for any occasion. ~Enjoy! Diane
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Lemon Curd Topping
1 cup finely crushed Graham Crackers (about 14 square crackers)
3 Tablespoons Butter, melted
3 Tablespoons Sugar
Vanilla Bean Batter Ingredients:
4 packages (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Sour Cream
1 Tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
Homemade Lemon Curd (follow directions on making, click here)
Other Great Toppings: Dulce de Leche, Raspberry Jam and the like...
Preheat oven to 325ºF.
Recipe Note: **Rodelle Vanilla Bean Paste and other great baking essentials can be found on their website at www.rodellekitchen.com
Kitchen Tip: crack your 4 eggs into a cup first - then drop into batter one yolk at a time - this keeps any shells out of your batter and also doesn't spoil your batter if an egg is "bad"...