DELUXE CHEESECAKE

Course : Cheesecakes
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Serves: 20
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Ingredients:

---PASTRY---
1 1/4 cups flour -- all-purpose
3/4 cup butter -- softened-1 1/2 stick
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 small grated peel of lemon
---FILLING---
40 Ounces cream cheese softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
5 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons flour -- all-purpose
2 large egg yolks
1 small grated peel of 1 small lemon
 

Preparation / Directions:

1. First prepare pastry dough: In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat flour, butter, sugar, egg yolk and grated lemon peel until well mixed. Shape dough into ball; wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. 2. Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Press 1/3 of dough onto bottom of 10" x 2 1/2" springform pan; keep remaining dough refrigerated. 3. Bake crust 8 minutes ot until golden; cool in pan on wire rack. Turn oven control to 475-degrees. 4. While crust is cooling, prepare filling: In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese just until smooth; slowly beat in sugar, scraping bowl often with rubber spatula. Add eggs, milk, flour, egg yolks amd lemon peel; beat 5 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl. 5. Press remaining dough around sides of pan to within 1-inch of top. Pour cream cheese mixture into crust. 6. Bake cheesecake 12 minutes. Turn oven control to 300-degrees; bake 35 minutes longer. Turn off oven; let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes. 7. Remove cheesecake from oven; cool completelty in pan on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or intil well chilled. 8. When cheesecake is firm, with spatula, loosen pan side from cheesecake and remove loosen cake from pan bottom; slide onto serving plate... Adapted from March 1992, Good Housekeeping...


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