Skip Nav
Food Video
Curb Your Cereal Cravings With This Fruity Pebbles No-Bake Cheesecake
Food News
Starbucks Just Released a Waffle Cone Frappuccino!
Grilling
Thanks to These 10 Recipes, You Can Have the Best Fast-Food Burgers at Home

52 Weeks of Baking: Lemon Goat Cheese Cheesecake

Last weekend a bunch of gals were coming over to chat and drink some wine. I planned a quick array of things to nosh on — cheese, crackers, grapes, strawberries, etc. — but really wanted to make something. That's when I remembered the Goat Cheese Cheesecake that TeamSugar member Mokona posted a few weeks ago. Goat cheese + cheesecake? How come I hadn't tried it already?

The flavor was sweeter than I anticipated, but the lemon really balanced out the "goatiness." The crust — which is made from Animal Crackers — also added the perfect texture and flavor. If you're looking to stray from the classic recipe — and I highly recommend that you do — then give this one a try! For the recipe,

Lemon Goat Cheese Cheesecake

Cookie-Crumb Crust
Crust from Cook's Illustrated Fall Entertaining

5 oz Animal Crackers
3 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp unsalted, butter, melted and warm

  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In food processor, process cookies to fine, even crumbs, about 30 seconds (you'll have about 1 cup). Add sugar and pulse two or three times to incorporate.
  3. Add warm melted butter in slow, steady stream while pulsing; pulse until mixture is evenly moistened and resembles wet sand, about ten 1-second pulses.
  4. Transfer mixture to 9-inch springform pan; using bottom of ramekin or dry measuring cup, press firmly and evenly into pan bottom, keeping sides as clean as possible.
  5. Bake until fragrant and golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on wire rack to room temperature, about 30 minutes. When cool, wrap outside of pan with two 18-inch-square pieces heavy-duty foil.

Goat Cheese Cheesecake
From Whole Foods Market

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, cut into pieces
3 (4-ounce) packages fresh goat cheese, crumbled
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs

  1. Preheat to 325F.
  2. Place cream cheese, goat cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. With an electric hand mixer, beat until just smooth, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. In two or three additions, beat in sugar until mixture is creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating and scraping down sides of the bowl after each addition. Continue to beat until mixture is very smooth.
  4. Pour batter into prepared crust.
  5. Bake until edges of cheesecake look set and the center is still soft and slightly jiggly, 50 to 60 minutes.
  6. Place pan on a rack to cool completely in the pan. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

    Note: My cheesecake cracked on the one side. Instead of panicking, I sliced some figs, and covered the crack. Voila! Crisis averted!


image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
haze1nut haze1nut 8 years
wow this look so yummy! it probably gives a wonderful zip on your tongue and i loooooooooooooove figs! so these two together must've been heavenly
emalove emalove 8 years
I love cheesecake, but am not a huge fan of goat cheese...it sounds really interesting though...
Pumpkin-Queen Pumpkin-Queen 8 years
Goats cheese tastes like.. well not like goat but you can tell its goats cheese straight away. Love it but not sure about in a cake??
starkiss23 starkiss23 8 years
I really want to try this.. it sounds amazing.
indielove indielove 8 years
The figs look like mini guavas. Mmm...guavas.
Diana172 Diana172 8 years
that's so interesting! Your garnish looks amazing on it, too. very nicely done!
wiggle wiggle 8 years
YUM! that looks really tasty. I like the fig garnish.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Yeah, I wanna taste this. Three of my favorites also, Buzz. I mean how could any of these things be bad.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
This sounds amazing... goad cheese is too expensive for my blood though
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
love goat cheese.. just dunno about cake?? seems like it shouldn't go together.. but who knows maybe i will love it!
Tech Tech 8 years
As usual, this looks beautiful and I'm inspired!
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
goat cheese, lemon and dessert are three of my favorite things. I'm going to have to try this.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 8 years
Mmmmmm this looks good, I might have to give goat products a try
onesong onesong 8 years
yeah popgoes, PLEASE that sounds FABULOUS...as does this, im totally baking it!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 8 years
Goat cheese+cheesecake=sheer delirium! PopGoesTheWorld: Would I be able to convince you to send me that Honey GoatCheese recipe? Pleeease? :pray:
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years
That title and picture actually made my mouth water! I love the tart/creamy combo...YUM! :nerdgirl:
sarahkushner sarahkushner 8 years
I'm so going to try this one!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
This sounds amazing, mmmmmm.
nancita nancita 8 years
I think this sound delicious. I bet the lemon and goat cheese balance each other out nicely. Also, the figs are a beautiful solution!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
A local restaurant in DC serves this and it's absolutely delicious. Their recipe is for honey goat cheesecake and I actually wrote a letter to Bon Apetit's RSVP editors to request the recipe. It hasn't been published yet but they did send me the recipe. I made it and it was delicious! I'm going to try this recipe to compare.
workofiction workofiction 8 years
Umm, I love me some goat cheese but not so sure about putting it into a cheese cake?!? Anyone know of a place that makes it so I can try a slice before making an entire cake?
Latin Recipes With Watermelon
Avocado and Egg Recipes
Taylor Swift's Baking Recipes
Chipotle Copycat Recipes
Latin Strawberry Cocktail Recipes
Acai Bowl With Berries and Banana Recipe
Tequila Cocktails Guide

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
X