Leah's famous cheesecake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 494.5
  • Total Fat: 36.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 194.7 mg
  • Sodium: 296.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g

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from The Good Housekeeping! my husband gets this for his birthday every year. worth the effort, the best I have ever had! from The Good Housekeeping! my husband gets this for his birthday every year. worth the effort, the best I have ever had!
Number of Servings: 16


    1 1/4 cup Flour -- all-purpose
    3/4 cup Butter -- softened-1 1/2 stick
    1/4 cup Sugar
    1 Egg yolk -- large
    Grated peel of 1 sm lemon
    5 package Cream cheese;softened -- ea 8oz
    1 3/4 cup Sugar
    5 Eggs -- large
    1/4 cup half & half
    3 tablespoon Flour -- all-purpose
    2 Egg yolks -- large
    Grated peel of 1 sm lemon


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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