Best Ever Cheesecake

4.3
(24)

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.

2
2
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 to 9 - inch cheese cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 egg yolk, beaten

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 20 ounces cream cheese

  • teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • teaspoon salt

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
27g Fat
25g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 16g 82%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 88mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.