- 7 ounces shortbread cookies
- 2 tablespoons plus 1 tsp. finely grated fresh lemon zest (from about 3 lemons), divided
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 12 ounces fresh, mild goat cheese (such as Haystack Boulder Chèvre)
- 10 ounce cream cheese
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
- 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh orange zest
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 8 to 10 medium strawberries, stemmed
- calories 293
- caloriesfromfat 55 %
- protein 8 g
- fat 18 g
- satfat 10 g
- carbohydrate 25 g
- fiber 0.4 g
- sodium 229 mg
- cholesterol 70 mg
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 325°. Crumble cookies into a food processor and pulse until finely ground. In a medium bowl, toss 2 tbsp. lemon zest with 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar. Add cookie crumbs and mix well. Butter sides of an 8-in. pan with removable rim and press cookie mixture into bottom; bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in pan.
Lower temperature to 275°. In standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat goat cheese and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add remaining lemon zest, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, the orange zest, 3/4 cup sugar, the sour cream, and the vanilla; beat well. Scrape bowl and add eggs; beat well.
Pour batter onto crust and bake about 1 hour, or until set on the sides but still quite jiggly in the center and only slightly sticky. Turn oven off, crack oven door, and let cake cool in oven 2 hours. Remove and let cool completely; then chill, covered, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
Run a thin knife between cake and rim of pan and remove rim. Thinly slice strawberries, then toss with remaining 2 1/2 tbsp. sugar and lemon juice. Arrange on cake.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.