Light Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Indulge in a delightful blend of tangy lemon and creamy cheesecake with this Light Lemon Meringue Cheesecake. This dessert offers a refreshing twist on the classic cheesecake, combining the zesty brightness of lemon with the decadent richness of a velvety cheesecake filling, all topped with a fluffy meringue topping.

To begin, prepare the crust by combining crushed graham crackers, melted butter, and a touch of sugar. Press this mixture into the bottom of a springform pan to create a firm and flavorful base for your cheesecake.

Next, prepare the cheesecake filling by blending together cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice until smooth and creamy. For a lighter texture, you can also incorporate some Greek yogurt or light cream cheese into the filling mixture.

Once the filling is smooth and well combined, pour it over the prepared crust in the springform pan. Smooth the top with a spatula to ensure an even layer.

Bake the cheesecake in the oven until the edges are set but the center still has a slight jiggle. While the cheesecake is baking, prepare the meringue topping by whipping egg whites until stiff peaks form, then gradually adding sugar until glossy and smooth.

Once the cheesecake is baked and cooled, spread the meringue topping over the surface, making sure to completely cover the cheesecake filling. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to create peaks and swirls for a decorative finish.

Finally, use a kitchen torch to lightly brown the meringue topping, giving it a beautiful golden hue and adding a hint of caramelization to the flavor.

Slice and serve your Light Lemon Meringue Cheesecake chilled, allowing the creamy filling, tangy lemon, and airy meringue to meld together perfectly. This elegant dessert is sure to impress with its bright flavors and luxurious texture, making it the perfect finale to any meal or special occasion.

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