Lindy Cheesecake Recipe

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Lindy Cheesecake

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Ingredients

CRUST INGREDIENTS

1
vanilla bean
1 c
flour
1/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
lemon zest, grated
1 large
egg yolk
1/2 c
butter, unsalted and cut into bits
1/4 tsp
salt

FILLING INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 lb
cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
flour
1 1/2 tsp
orange zest, grated
1 1/2 tsp
lemon zest, grated
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
5 large
eggs
2 large
egg yolks
1/4 c
heavy cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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.
2
Knead the mixture until it just forms a dough.
3
Flatten dough into a round and chill it, wrapped in wax paper, for 1 hour.
4
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.
5
Bake in the middle of a preheated 400 oven for 10-12 minutes or until it is golden, and chill it.
6
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.
7
In a bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese with the sugar, flour, zests and vanilla until mixture is smooth.
8
Beat in the eggs and egg yolks, one at a time, beating lightly after each addition; stir in cream.
9
Pour the filling into the prepared crust and bake in the middle of a preheated 550 oven for 12 minutes.
10
Reduce heat to 200 and bake for 60 minutes more; let cool in pan on a rack.
11
Chill it overnight and them remove sides of pan.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy