Cheese Cake




Pastry:

  • 1 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour.
  • 3/4 Cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened.
  • 1/4 Cup sugar.
  • 1 Large egg yolk.
  • Grated peel of 1 small lemon.

Filling:


  • 5 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened.
  • 1 3/4 Cups sugar.
  • 5 Large eggs.
  • 1/4 Cup milk.
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour.
  • 2 Large egg yolks.
  • Grated peel of 1 small lemon

Topping:

  • 1 Can wholeberry cranberry sauce.
  • 1/3 Cup orange marmalade.
  • 1/4 Cup sugar.
  • Dash nutmeg.
To prepare pastry:


  • In a small bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat flour, butter, sugar, egg yolk and grated lemon peel until well mixed.
  • Shape dough into ball; wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Press 1/3 of dough onto bottom of 10” x 2 1/2” springform pan; keep remaining dough refrigerated.
  • Bake crust 8 minutes or until it turns golden then cool in pan on wire rack.
  • Turn oven control to 475 F.
  • While crust is cooling, prepare filling:

How to prepare Filling:

  • In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese just until smooth; slowly beat in sugar, scraping bowl often with rubber spatula.
  • Add eggs, milk, four, egg yolks and lemon peel.
  • Beat 5 minutes scraping bowl.
  • Press remaining dough around side of pan to within 1 inch of top.
  • Pour cremates mixture into crust. Bake cheesecake 12 minutes.
  • Turn oven control to 300 F.; bake 35 minutes longer. Turn oven off; let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes.
  • Remove cheesecake from oven; cool in pan on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or until well chilled.
  • When cheesecake is firm, with spatula, loosen pan side from cheesecake and remove; loosen cake from pan bottom; slide onto serving plate.

Wholeberry cranberry sauce topping:

  • In a small pan, on low heat, mix together cranberry sauce, marmalade, sugar, nutmeg until it just comes to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Top cheesecake with sauce and chill for atleast 2 hours.
  • Decorate with whipped cream before serving.

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