D'best Cheesecake

Course : Cheesecakes
Serves: 16
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3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour -- + 3 t
2 cups sugar -- divided
1 large egg yolk
2 medium lemon peel -- grated fresh from 2 lemons
5 packages cream cheese -- 8 oz size
5 large eggs
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon orange peel grated -- fresh
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream for garnish

Preparation / Directions:

In small bowl with mixer at low speed, beat butter, 1 1/4 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg yolk and half of the lemon peel until dough is well mixed. Refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Press 1/3 of dough into bottom of 10-inch spring form pan. Bake 8 minutes; allow to cool. Turn oven to 475-degrees. In large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese just until smooth; slowly beat in 1 3/4 cups sugar until smooth. With mixer at low speed, beat in 3 T flour and remaining ingredients. except sour cream. At high speed beat 5 minutes. Press rest of dough around side of spring form pan to within 1-inch of top, do not bake now. Pour cheese mixture into pan; bake 12 minutes. Turn oven to 300-degrees; bake 35 minutes. Turn off oven; leave in oven 30 minutes. remove; cool in pan on rack. Chill. To serve: Remove side of pan. With large spatula, loosen cake from plate. Spread top of cheesecake with sour cream to garnish.

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