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Weekend Cooking: Triple Citrus Cheesecake

February 24, 2013
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triple citrus cheesecake

When my book club met last week, I was asked to bring “something sweet.”  A couple of our members are gluten intolerant so I tried to think of something to prepare that would be low gluten or gluten-free and decided to bake a cheesecake.  I settled on triple citrus cheesecake because of its refreshing taste and it was a hit!  I forgot to take a picture of it once I removed it from the springform pan, but you get the idea in the picture above.


4(8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon each fresh lemon juice, lime juice, and orange juice
1 teaspoon each grated lemon peel, lime peel, and orange peel
4 eggs


1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup (½ stick) butter or margarine, melted

CRUST:  Mix crumbs, brown sugar, and butter or margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.  Bake at 325º for 10 minutes.  (Bake at 300º for 10 minutes if using dark nonstick springform pan.)

FILLING:  Mix cream cheese, granulated sugar, flour, and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.  Blend in juices and peels.  Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended.  Pour over crust.

BAKE at 325º for 6o to 65 minutes or until almost set. (Bake at 300º for 60 to 65 minutes or until center is almost set if using a dark nonstick springform pan.)  Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan.  Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.  Makes 12 servings.

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25 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2013 5:50 am

    I can see why it was a hit – yum!!

  2. February 24, 2013 8:16 am

    And not a single crack in the top. Beautiful!

  3. February 24, 2013 8:30 am

    This sounds so good – even the phrase “triple citrus” makes me salivate! And so brave to bake a cheesecake. Mine always crack, so they have to be “covered up” with cherries or something! LOL

  4. February 24, 2013 9:22 am

    I’m sure there wasn’t a crumb left – it looks delicious!

  5. talesofwhimsy permalink
    February 24, 2013 9:25 am

    Sounds amazing. I love anything citrus.

  6. Beth F permalink
    February 24, 2013 9:32 am

    I’m with Jill — mention citrus and I’m there. Combine it with cheesecake and you have heaven!

  7. February 24, 2013 10:42 am

    Had to follow my nose on this post! It kept appearing on my side bar and my mouth drooled at the thought of it. It sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  8. February 24, 2013 12:36 pm

    Oh, my, that looks delicious! I’ve never made cheesecake from scratch before–it always seems too dangerous to have it sitting around my house. Bringing it to book group is the perfect solution.

  9. February 24, 2013 12:40 pm

    This looks lovely and is definitely making me hungry! Lucky book club 🙂

  10. February 24, 2013 1:09 pm

    Citrus cheesecake sounds heavenly, thanks for sharing.

  11. February 24, 2013 1:31 pm

    I’ve never heard of a triple citrus cheesecake, but it looks and sounds yummy so I think I’ll try it soon!

  12. February 24, 2013 3:28 pm

    I can guarantee that I’ll make this very soon! I’ve found a wonderful gluten-free flour that I can substitute for the wheat flour. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kathy!

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  14. February 24, 2013 6:58 pm

    Sounds like a crowd pleaser. Any leftovers?

  15. February 24, 2013 8:24 pm

    Cheesecake is so rich. Excellent party food.

  16. February 24, 2013 8:26 pm

    Oh that looks yum! I will have to try that here.

  17. February 24, 2013 10:06 pm

    Yum! Save me a slice or two, Kathy!

  18. February 25, 2013 1:49 pm

    Sounds like a yummy cheesecake recipe!

  19. February 25, 2013 8:32 pm

    This sounds delicious.

  20. February 26, 2013 12:14 am

    Gage has been gluten free for 2 and a half weeks. What a pain it is to have to cook dairy and gluten free for a 2 year old! I don’t think this cheesecake would be as good with soycheese 🙂

  21. February 26, 2013 6:46 am

    I love citrus..I love cheesecake…I am most certainly making this!

  22. February 26, 2013 2:23 pm

    You can’t go wrong with cheesecake as far as I’m concerned. Sounds absolutely delicious.

  23. bookingmama permalink
    February 27, 2013 7:13 pm

    I love citrus flavored desserts! So good!

  24. February 28, 2013 7:37 pm

    This I would love. I may even be willing to make it.

  25. March 2, 2013 1:07 pm

    Sounds yummy!!! I love the speckles of color!

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