Lindy's famous cheesecake

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup All-purpose flour
¼ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Lemon peel, grated
40 ounces Cream Cheese
1¾ cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Flour
1½ teaspoon Lemon peel, grated
1½ teaspoon Orange peel, grated
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 each Egg yolk
¼ cup Butter, softened
¼ teaspoon Vanilla extract
5 eaches Eggs
2 eaches Egg yolks
¼ cup Heavy cream

*CRUST*

*FILLING*

*CRUST*

Combine the flour, sugar, lemon peel and vanilla in a medium bowl.

Make a well in the center. Add the egg yolk and butter. Use your finger tips to mix until a dough forms and cleans the sides of the bowl. Form the dough into a ball. Wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more.

Preheat oven to 400 degF.

Grease the sides and bottom of a 9" springform pan. Roll ⅓ of the dough on the bottom of the springform pan. Trim the edge of the dough to fit the pan. Bake until golden (8-10 minutes). Divide the rest of the dough into 3 parts. Roll each part into a strip 2½" wide and about 10" long. Put the springform pan together with the baked crust on the bottom. Fit the 3 dough strips to the side of the pan, joining the ends inside to completely line the inside of the pan. Trim the dough so that it only comes ¾ of the way up the side of the pan.

Refrigerate the dough lined pan until you are ready to fill it.

Increase the oven temperture to 500 degF.

*FILLING*

Use the large bowl of an electric mixer to combine the cheese, sugar, flour, lemon and orange peels and vanilla extract. Beat at high speed just until blended. Beat the eggs and egg yolks in one at a time. Add the cream. Beat until just well combined. Pour the mixture into the springform pan.

Bake 10 minutes at 500 degF.

Reduce oven temperture to 250 degF.

Bake 1 hour longer.

Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. Loosen the pastry from the side of the pan with a spatula. Remove the side of the springform pan. Cut into wedges. Serve.

Posted by: Joel Ehrlich Formatted for MealMaster: Grant Ames, 01/95 Submitted By GRANT AMES On 01-27-95

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