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Lindy's New York Cheesecake

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------COOKIE DOUGH CRUST-----------------------------
  • 1 c All-purpose flour
  • 3 tb Sugar
  • 1/8 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Lemon zest
  • 1/2 c Butter; cut in 1/4" pieces
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla extract


2 1/2 lb Cream cheese; at room
1 3/4 c Sugar
3 tb All-purpose flour
2 ts Lemon zest
1 ts Lemon juice
1 ts Vanilla extract
5 Eggs
2 Egg yolks
1/4 c Heavy cream

First make the crust. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, and lemon zest in a
large bowl. With a pastry blender or with your fingertips, cut or rub the
butter into dry ingredients until it has the consistency of coarse crumbs.
Add the egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until combined. Wrap in plastic and chill
for 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400F. Pat the dough out over the bottom
and 2 inches up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to
325F. To make the cheese filling, beat the batter by hand. If you use an
electric mixer, avoid beating on very high speed because this incorporates
too much air into the cheesecake and causes it to rise like a souffle (and
fall). Use a large mixing bowl and beat the cream cheese until it is creamy
and smooth. Combine the sugar and flour and beat into the cream cheese. Add
the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla. Beat in the eggs and egg yolks,
one at a time. Mix well after each addition. Beat in the cream, mixing
until smooth. Pour the cheese mixture into the crust-lined pan and smooth
the surface. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until the center appears set.
The cake will become firm as it chills. Remove from the oven and set in a
draft-free place until it is completely cooled. Gently run a sharp knife
around the edge of pan. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

YIELD: 8 to 10 servings

NOTES : Note: The original Lidy's recipe used a cookie dough crust, but if
you prefer a crumb crust, prepare a graham cracker crust instead. Lightly
grease a 9-inch springform pan. Preheat the oven to 325F. Combine 1 1/2
cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs, 3 Tbsp sugar, 6 Tbsp butter,
melted, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Press firmly into the bottom and 2 inches up
the sides of the pan. Bake for 5 minutes. Set aside on a rack to cool.

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