Company Cheesecake

Company Cheesecake

"This plain cheesecake is anything but ordinary! The marvelously rich filling is terrific with the pecan-laden crust. My brother game me the recipe. --Donna Bucher, Tirane, Albania"
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1 h 40 m servings
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  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pecans and lemon peel, cut in butter until crumbly. Combine egg yolk and vanilla; stir into flour mixture. Press onto the bottom of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Fill a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish with 8 cups water; place on lowest oven rack. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar. Add the flour, vanilla and salt. Combine eggs and egg yolks; add to cream cheese mixture just until combined. Beat in cream just until combined. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake on middle rack at 325 degrees F for 70-75 minutes or until center is almost set (top of cheesecake will crack). Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan.

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A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. But, cheesecake doesn't HAVE to crack on top. I baked mine using a different website's directions for baking, 45 min. at 325 with a 9x13 pan of water on the rack below, then I tur...

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This isn't bad but doesn't have the richness and tanginess I like in a cheesecake. The crust is exceptional however.

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A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. But, cheesecake doesn't HAVE to crack on top. I baked mine using a different website's directions for baking, 45 min. at 325 with a 9x13 pan of water on the rack below, then I tur...

I have used this website for quite some time, but I'm telling you, this is the best recipe I've used from here. I took this to work at Thanksgiving and they LOVED it. Just watch your cook time...

Phenomenal dessert. This cheesecake is much better than any you can get at a restaurant. I did not make the crust with pecans as my boyfriend is not a fan. I made the crust the same way but subs...

This was an amazing recipe! WOW! My family at Thanksgiving couldn't get enough of it! Thank you for putting this recipe online. I am sharing it with my friends!

This was the first time making a REAL cheesecake, and I don't think that I will ever use a diffent recipe ever. This was the best.....

the entire cheesecake was awesome, but the crust was such a nice change from the normal graham cracker crust. it tasted like a pecan butter cookie!

I have made many cheesecakes and this one was great! I followed the recipes exactly. Mine did not crack with a water bath during baking and a slow temperature transition. This is my new basic ch...

Made this for my husband's birthday. It's easy to make and taste really good. The crust is the best part.

Wonderful, basic cheesecake recipe! Pretty labor-intense, but I think that's the thing with cheesecake!

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