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Old 03-29-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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Cheesecake Question

Hi everyone,

I have a cheesecake recipe web site and I just had someone ask me a question that I don't know the answer to. She wants to know why a lot of plain cheesecake recipes call for lemon juice in the recipe.

I know lemon juice is frequently used and I have been doing searches to find a good answer for why but so far I haven't come up with a satisfactory one. Does anyone know the real reason it is frequently added?

Thanks for your help!

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Old 03-29-2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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The acid thickens it, so that it isn't runny on the no bakes. Not sure about the baked ones.
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:13 PM   #3
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only a guess.....but it is added for the extra boost in flavor?
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:28 PM   #4
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Thanks to everyone for your help and replies!

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:28 AM   #5
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I think lemon is added for the taste. Sweet countered with sour makes a great flavour in both sweet and savory cooking.

But, no reason why you cant make your cheesecake without the lemon. I do that when lemons, limes etc are not in season.

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