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Baked Vanilla Cheesecake

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Servings: 8
Categories: Cheesecakes / Desserts

1 2/3  cups  All-purpose flour
1/2  cup  Butter, cut in small pieces
2  tablespoons  Sugar
4  tablespoons  Ice water
1  each  Pinch of salt
1  tablespoon  Butter, (add to above)
1  each  Egg
1 1/2  pounds  Cream cheese
1 1/4  cups  Sugar
1/4  cup  Cornstarch
1/2  cup  Milk
1/4  cup  Oil
3  each  Eggs, separated
5  each  Drops vanilla extract

Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives,cut in butter until evenly distributed and mixture resembles breadcrumbs. With a fork, lightly mix in sugar, egg and enough ice water to make a dough. Press into a ball and wrap in foil or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350f. On a floured surface, roll out dough to fit a 10-in flan tin with a removable bottom. Place dough in tin without stretching. ** FILLING ** Beat cream cheese, oil, sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch, vanilla and milk in alarge bowl until smooth. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into cream cheese mixture. Pour into pastry shell. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Turn off oven. Let cheesecake cool in oven with door open slightly. Remove cooled cheesecake from tin and serve.

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