Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Most Delicious Cheesecake. . . EVER
I know it seems pretty bold to say this is the best cheesecake, but honestly I've never tasted one better. I can't take credit for the recipe because I got it from a generous friend at church. I will spare you the calorie count that she included in the recipe☺ Ready??? Here it comes.
Cheesecake ( I think a better name needs to be here, but I lack creativity so maybe plain and simple is best)
5 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1-3/4 - 2 c. sugar
whip above until fluffy
3 Tblsp. flour
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. grated orange peel
1/4 - 1/2 c. whipping cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
Pour into large spring form pan lined with graham cracker crust. Bake at 500° for 10 minutes.
Turn oven down to 200° - DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR
Bake one hour longer.
Turn oven off and leave in oven for another hour.
May freeze or decorate with fresh fruit or any other topping and serve.
So there you go, easy peasy with a huge wow factor. I think it can be adapted to what you have also. For example, I used a 9 x 13 " pan because I don't own a springform pan ( I really want this one.) I think you could change the flavorings too. Some ideas I had, but haven't tried are: Melt unsweetened chocolate and stir into half the batter and then marble/swirl the two colors together. I personally LOVE orange and chocolate together, so I would either keep the orange peel or use orange extract. How about melting raspberry jam and swirling that into the batter with almond extract? Adding mini chocolate chips? I think the possibilities are endless.
Enjoy!!! Let me know how it goes and what you try.