Best Ever Cheesecake

Best Ever Cheesecake

18 Reviews 2 Pics
Cathy
Recipe by  Cathy

“This is the only cheesecake that I have found that has the shortdough crust and it is a good tasting cake. It takes time to make, but is well worth the time.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 -9 inch cheese cake

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. To Make Dough Crust: Combine 1 cup of the flour, 1/4 cup of the sugar and 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel. Cut in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the beaten egg yolk and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Pat 1/3 of the dough into the bottom of one 9 inch springform pan with the sides removed. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 6 minutes. Let cool then butter sides of pan and attach to bottom. Pat the remaining dough evenly on the sides to a height of 2 inches.
  3. To Make Filling: Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degree C). Stir cream cheese to soften, then beat until fluffy add 1/8 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel.
  4. Mix 1 1/2 tablespoons flour, 1/8 teaspoon salt and the remaining sugar together. Gradually blend this mixture into the cream cheese mixture. Add the eggs and the egg yolk one at a time, beating well after each one. Gently stir in the heavy cream. Pour batter into the prepared crust.
  5. Bake at 500 degrees F (260 degrees C) for 5 to 8 minutes or until top edge of crust is golden. Reduce heat to 200 degrees F (100 degrees C) and continue baking for 1 hour. Remove cake from oven and cool in pan for at least 3 hours. Remove sides of pan to serve.

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Reviews (18)

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HEALANI ORTIZ
22

HEALANI ORTIZ

Frankly, this cheesecake is exquisite! I'm one of those cheesecake buffs, who will bake and bake until I find the one that suits my palate, and this recipe steals the show. Birdlady,(previous comment), try the recipe again, you'll surprise yourself. I tip my hat off to you Cathy, well done! Aloha!

SKUNKGIRL
19

SKUNKGIRL

This was the best cheesecake I have ever had. It was easy to make, had easy ingredients, and came out wonderful. It was light, creamy, and just sweet enough. Everyone loved it and I plan to make 2 for Christmas! Try this cake...you will not be sorry.

LORRIE LAY
15

LORRIE LAY

Tasted wonderful, but for some reason, mine didn't rise. It was only a little over an inch tall, but it was tasty.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 360 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 26.7 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 145 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 233 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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