Simply Lemon

An easy, crust-free cheesecake that is topped by store-bought lemon curd. Lemon curd can be found in the ‘jams and jellies’ aisle of the grocery store.

Simply Lemon


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar lemon curd


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch pie pan.

2 In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the lemon and vanilla extracts.

3 Pour mixture into the prepared pie pan, and bake for 35 minutes. Cool cheesecake for 5 minutes. Leave the oven on.

4 To make the topping: Combine the sour cream and sugar, mixing until smooth. Spread topping evenly over the cheesecake. Return cheesecake to oven for 10 minutes. Cool completely, then top with the lemon curd. Refrigerate before serving.

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