We’re obsessed with this pink lemonade meringue cheesecake and its crushed pretzel crust MyRecipes
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As we’re sure you already know, salty and sweet flavors can complement each other beautifully.

This gorgeous cheesecake marries pink lemonade and pretzels for a truly out of this world dessert experience. It’s even topped with meringue for added deliciousness.

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Don’t be intimidated by the cheesecake part. If you have a food processor, whipping it up is a cinch. (And if you’d like to practice your cheesecake-making abilities before tackling this recipe, try this simple six-ingredient version from Rare’s own Elissa the Mom.)

You will need:

  • 5 cups miniature pretzels
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup + 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • ⅔ cup lemon curd
  • 3 drops pink food coloring, divided
  • 19 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup pink lemonade drink mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 8 large egg whites

Get the full recipe from MyRecipes.

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