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Lindy's Cheesecake

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Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • -Crust:
  • 2 Inches vanilla bean
  • 1 c Flour
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1 ts Lemon zest
  • 1 lg Egg yolk
  • 1/2 c Unsalted butter, cut into
  • -bits
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • -Filling:
  • 2 1/2 lb Cream cheese, softened
  • 1 3/4 c Sugar
  • 3 tb Flour
  • 1 1/2 ts Orange zest
  • 1 1/2 ts Lemon zest
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla
  • 5 lg Eggs
  • 2 lg Egg yolks
  • 1/4 c Heavy cream


Split the vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape the seeds into a bowl and stir in
flour, sugar, and zest. Add the egg yolk, butter, and salt. Knead the
mixture until it just forms a dough. Flatten dough into a round and chill
it, wrapped in wax paper, for 1 hour. Remove sides of a 9-inch springform
pan, oil bottom of pan lightly, and press some of the dough, 1/8-inch
thick, on bottom of pan. Bake in the middle of a preheated 400f oven for
10-12 minutes or until it is golden, and chill it. Butter the sides of the
pan, attach it to the bottom, and press the remaining dough, 1/8-inch
thick, to the side, sealing it to the bottom crust. In a bowl with an
electric mixer, beat the cream cheese with the sugar, flour, zests, and
vanilla until mixture is smooth. Beat in the eggs and egg yolks, one at a
time, beating lightly after each addition. Stir in cream. Pour the filling
into the prepared crust and bake in the middle of a preheated 550f oven for
12 minutes. Reduce heat to 200f and bake for 60 minutes more. Let cool in
pan on a rack. Chill it overnight and them remove sides of pan.

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