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I’m a huge fan of Japanese desserts because they are less sweet and very elegant in taste and appearence. The Japanese cheesecake is very different to the western style cheesecake; this cake is surprisingly smooth, creamy and light. The traditional Japanese cheesecake is usually topped with apricot jam but I wanted to give to my cake an Italian twist so I glazed it with the delicious and healthy Fiordifrutta Lemon Spread Rigoni di Asiago.

As always a simple and delicious recipe, made with the freshest and finest ingredients.

A special thanks to Rigoni di Asiago USA

Buon Appetito – いただきます – Enjoy!!!

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Photo by Ale Gambini –

Servings : 8

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time :  15 min.

Cook Time : 50 min.


8 ounces  cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup whole milk

1/2 cup ultrafine pure cane sugar

3 eggs, separated

3 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 tablespoons Fiordifrutta Lemon Spread Rigoni di Asiago

2 tablespoons water


– Preheat oven at 325 F degrees.

– Grease with butter a 9 inch springform round cake pan then line bottom and sides with parchment paper. Brush the paper with softened butter. Wrap tightly the outer sides and bottom of the cake pan with several layers of aluminum foil. Set the cake pan into a roast pan at least 2 inches larger all around.

– With a hand or stand mixer, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth.

– Add half of the sugar, egg yolks, lemon juice and corn starch and mix until well combined.

– In a medium bowl, whip the egg whites until foamy than add the remaining sugar and the cream of tartar and continue to whip until a soft peak forms.

– Fold gently the whipped egg whites into the cream cheese mixture.

– Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan.

– Fill the roast pan with boiling water until it is half full.

– Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

– Turn off the oven and let the cake cool in the oven with the oven door ajar for an hour.

– Remove the cake from the pan, peel off the parchment paper.

– In a small sauce pan place two tablespoons of Fiordifrutta Lemon Spread with a couple of tablespoons of water and heat gently until it melts.

– Spread the lemon glaze evenly all over the top of the cheesecake.

– Refrigerate until ready to serve.

2 thoughts on “Japanese Style Cheesecake With Lemon Spread

  1. I love this idea! You are correct, Japanese desserts are less sweet and this cheesecake looks perfect to me! Wish I could reach through the screen!

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