An Unforgettable Fruity Flavor

Published 11:00 am Sunday, May 2, 2021

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<p>( Fresh fruit is finally in season. When the sun is out and kids are hitting the pool, it&rsquo;s also time to indulge in some sweet fruit flavors. Watermelon, berries, bananas and more can all be found near perfect ripeness at grocery stores or farmer&rsquo;s markets during the warm summer months.</p>

<p>On a hot day, there is almost nothing better than trying something new that sounds delicious. Throw your apron on, prepare your kitchen and get baking.</p>

<p>If you&rsquo;re craving something sweet with no ideas where to start, try this sweet Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit. It&rsquo;s tangy and rich, and allows you to escape to the summer oasis of your dreams, at least for a few minutes.</p>

<p>It has the smooth, creamy texture of cheesecake mixed with a hint of tart lemon juice. Topped with raspberries, mint and oranges, the burst of fresh fruit enhances the cheesecake flavor. It&rsquo;s the perfect sweet treat for summer for people of all ages with its bright colors and varying flavors.</p>

<p>In a bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter then press into a springform pan.</p>

<p>Beat cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, three eggs, lemon juice and vanilla extract then pour it on top of the graham cracker mixture.</p>

<p>Bake for 50-55 minutes before cooling completely in the fridge and adding fruit and mint leaves.</p>

<p>The outcome is a fluffy cheesecake with a small hint of lemon topped with your favorite fresh fruits. It&rsquo;s a delightful, sweet and satisfying recipe your family can make again and again to enjoy during those warm summer months.</p>

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<h2>Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit</h2>

<p>Servings: 6-8</p>

<li>1 1/4&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; cups graham cracker crumbs</li>
<li>1/4&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; cup sugar</li>
<li>1/4&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; cup butter, melted</li>
<li>2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened</li>
<li>1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk</li>
<li>3&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; eggs</li>
<li>1/4&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; cup fresh lemon juice</li>
<li>1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; teaspoon vanilla extract</li>
<li>1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; orange, peeled and separated</li>
<li>8&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; raspberries</li>
<li>3&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; mint leaves, for garnish</li>

<li>Heat oven to 350 F.</li>
<li>In medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Press firmly into 9-inch springform pan.</li>
<li>In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs, fresh lemon juice and vanilla extract; mix until combined.</li>
<li>Pour into pan. Bake 50-55 minutes, or until center springs back when lightly pressed.</li>
<li>Chill in refrigerator until completely cooled. Arrange orange slices around border of cake and place raspberries in middle. Top with mint leaves.</li>

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