Lemon Chiffon Cheesecake with Fruit Topping

Top off a zesty cheesecake with fresh fruit, and you're serving a winning dessert.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 26 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Crust

1 3/4
cups gingersnap cookie crumbs (about 30 cookies)
1/4
cup margarine or butter, melted

Filling

3
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1
cup sugar
4
eggs
1
(15.75-oz.) can lemon pie filling
1
(8-oz.) container sour cream
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel

Topping

1
(12-oz.) jar seedless red raspberry preserves
1/3
cup lemon juice
2
cups halved strawberries
1
cup blueberries
1
cup raspberries
2
kiwi fruit, peeled, quartered lengthwise and sliced
Strips of lemon peel, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine crust ingredients; mix well. Press in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of ungreased 10 or 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350°F. for 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Reserve 1/2 cup pie filling for topping; refrigerate. Add remaining pie filling, sour cream and grated lemon peel; blend well. Pour filling into partially baked crust; spread evenly.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. For 10-inch pan, bake 60 to 70 minutes or until center is almost set; for 9-inch pan, bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes. (To minimize cracking, place shallow pan half full of hot water on lower oven rack during baking.) Cool in pan on wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 24 hours.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine preserves and lemon juice; mix well. Refrigerate.
  • 5 To serve, carefully remove sides of pan. Place cheesecake on serving plate. Spread reserved pie filling over top of cheesecake.
  • 6 In medium bowl, combine strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Spoon about 1 cup berry mixture around edge of cheesecake. Drizzle with some of preserves mixture. Arrange a few kiwi fruit pieces in berry mixture on cheesecake. Garnish with lemon peel strips. Serve with remaining fruit and preserves mixture. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
    Calories
    460
    (
    Calories from Fat
    220),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    24g
    24%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    105mg
    105%;
    Sodium
    310mg
    310%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    54g
    54%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    39g
    39%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    35%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 4 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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