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Meringue Topped Cheesecake

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Servings: 8
Categories: Cheesecakes / Desserts

1 1/2  cups  vanilla wafer crumbs
2 1/2  tablespoons  sugar
1 1/2  teaspoons  cinnamon
1/2  cup  melted butter

1/2  pound  cream cheese
1  can  sweetened condensed milk
3    egg yolks
1 1/4  tablespoons  grated lemon rind
4  tablespoons  lemon juice

3    egg whites
2/3  cup  sugar

1. Mix together the crushed cookies, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. Firmly press on the bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Chill until ready to use.

2. Soften the cream cheese and beat in the condensed milk, lightly beaten egg yolks, lemon rind and lemon juice.

3. Pour into the prepared crust.

4. Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Slowly add half the sugar and beat until stiff. Fold in the remaining sugar and spread over the cheese filling.

5. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Cool.

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