April 14

Quick Lemon Cheesecake

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This cheesecake requires no baking and no fuss! It’s absolutely delicious and can be made the night before at
your next dinner party.

Active time: 20 min – Start to Finish: 40 min


14 oz Graham crackers
16-oz Whipped Cream cheese
2 Lemons, juiced and zested
2 cups Heavy cream
Kosher salt
Olive oil


Place graham crackers in to a large plastic bag and crumble by crushing them with a large cutting board,
mallet or large pan.

In a medium bowl, add graham cracker crumbs, 1 Tbs oil, 1 Tbs heavy cream, 1 Tbs sugar and mix.
Using the small grater side of a box grater zest the lemons and toss the zest with 1 ½ Tbs sugar.

In a small serving bowl, add about 3 Tbs of the graham cracker mixture and spread on the bottom.

In a bowl, add chilled cream and whip with a whisk until stiff peaks form. Add 3-4 Tbs of sugar then taste and
adjust as needed. In a large bowl mix cream cheese, lemon juice, ¼ cup of sugar, 1 Tbs olive oil and ½ tsp of
salt, then mix together until it all comes together in a smooth consistency.

Assemble the cheesecakes by adding the cream cheese mixture onto the crust and then top dollop of whip
cream. Garnish with a pinch of the sweet lemon zest. Serve as the cheesecake as it is or, for best results,
cover and chill 4-6 hours before serving.

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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