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.

Cathy

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 -9 inch cheese cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

360 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 24.8g 8% DV; fat 26.7g 41% DV; cholesterol 140.8mg 47% DV; sodium 232.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/02/2006
This might be wonderful if you want a cakey cheese cake. It was too heavy for me and didn't have enough flavor. I believe that the taste did not warrant the expense of all the ingredients. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2004
Tasted wonderful but for some reason mine didn't rise. It was only a little over an inch tall but it was tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2009
This recipe was the best cheesecake I've ever made! I dressed it up by adding shaved chocolate and sliced strawberries along the outer edge. I'm throwing my old cheesecake recipe out!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/02/2006
This might be wonderful if you want a cakey cheese cake. It was too heavy for me and didn't have enough flavor. I believe that the taste did not warrant the expense of all the ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2004
I think the cheesecake was awesome but I think it had just a little too much lemon taste to it. But overall it was pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2004
This was the first time I made any cake in a springform pan. This cheesecake had a nice smooth flavor but it was not the best I have ever had. I did love the shortdough crust better than the graham crust though. I shared it with a friend he said "The crust was off the hook! but the cheesecake was just alright" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
Great idea with the crust bottom. My family really enjoyed this one. The cheese cake was nice and creamy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
It truly is "the best" I've ever made. I made one for Easter dinner this year and everyone raved about it. They enjoyed the shortbread crust and the rich flavor of the cheesecake. Read More
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