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D'best Cheesecake

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Servings: 16
Categories: Cheesecakes / Desserts

    Sallie Kratz
3/4  cup  Butter
1 1/4  cups  All purpose flour, + 3 T
2  cups  Sugar, divided
1    Egg yolk
    Lemon peel, grated fresh
    from 2 lemons
5  packages  Cream cheese, 8 oz size
5    Eggs
1/4  cup  Whipping cream
1  tablespoon  Orange peel; grated, fresh
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
1  cup  Sour cream for garnish

In small bowl with mixer at low speed, beat butter, 1 1/4 c flour, 1/4 c sugar, 1 egg yolk and half of the lemon peel until dough is well mixed. Refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Press 1/3 of dough into bottom of 10-inch springform pan. Bake 8 minutes; allow to cool. Turn oven to 475-degrees. In large bowl with mixer at mediom speed, beat cream cheese just until smooth; slowly beat in 1 3/4 c sugar until smooth. With mixer at low speed, beat in 3 T flour and remaining ingredients. except sour cream. At high speed beat 5 minutes. Press rest of dough around side of springform pan to within 1-inch of top, do not bake now. Pour cheese mixture into pan; bake 12 minutes. Turn oven to 300-degrees; bake 35 minutes. Turn off oven; leave in oven 30 minutes. remove; cool in pan on rack. Chill. To serve: Remove side of pan. With ladge spatular, loosen cake from plate. Spread top of cheesecake with cour cream to garnish...

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