Published on June 6, 2013, in Cheesecake.

A¬†very light¬†cheesecake that has the fresh flavors of summer; orange, lemon, and lime. Who says healthy eating can’t be delicious, not us.

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  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 20 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice, plus zest of 1/2 an orange
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, plus zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice, plus zest of 1 lime

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  1. Beat the graham cracker crumbs, light brown sugar, and butter until crumbly; about 1 minute. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch spring-form pan and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F/163 degrees C. Combine the cream cheese, sugar, and salt and mix on medium speed until the mixture is completely smooth; about 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk the eggs and egg yolks together and gradually add to the cream cheese mixture, mixing until fully incorporated after each addition.
  4. Add the heavy cream, vanilla extract, juice of orange, lemon, lime, and the zest of orange, lemon, and lime. Mix until fully incorporated. Pour into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour or until the cheesecake is fully set. Cool on a wire rack completely, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

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