- 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 5 8 oz. pkgs cream cheese, softened
- 1 ¾ cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 ½ teaspoons orange zest
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- ¼ cup heavy cream
1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla. make a well in the center and add egg yolk and butter. Mix until dough pulls away, and cleans, sides of bowl. Remove from bowl, form into a ball, wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease the bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Remove side from pan and set aside.
3. Roll 1/3 of the dough to fit the bottom of the spring form pan, place in the oven and bake until golden, about 8 - 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
4. Divide the remaining dough into 3 parts and roll into strips 2 1/2 inches wide and 10 inches long. Put spring form back together, leaving baked crust in pan. Fit dough strips to side of pan, joining ends to line pan completely. Trim dough so it comes only 3/4 up the side of the pan. Refrigerate while making filling.
5. In a large mixer bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, lemon zest, orange zest and vanilla. Beat, at high speed, until just blended. Reduce to medium speed and add eggs, and yolks, one at a time. Add cream, beating until just combined. Transfer mixture into spring form pan.
6. Bake 10 minutes, at 400 degrees, reduce heat to 250 degrees and bake 1/2 hour longer. Remove and let cheesecake cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate 3 hours to overnight (better) before serving.
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