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Sun-Sational Cheese Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Darlene Allen
Added: Saturday, July 11, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. graham cracker crumbs
3 T. sugar
3 T. butter/margarine, melted
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3 8 oz. pkgs cream cheese(I often substitute low fat)
1 c. sugar
3 T. flour
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. grated lemon rind (optional)
1/2 t. vanilla
4 eggs (1 separated)
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3/4 c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. lemon juice

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oven to 325. Combine crumbs, sugar, and butter. Press onto bottom of 9 in. springform pan. Bake at 325 for 10 min. Remove from oven and increase temp. to 450. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, flour, lemon juice, lemon rind, and vanilla, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add 3 eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in remaining egg white, reserving egg yolk for glaze. Pour mixture over crumbs; bake at 450, 10 min. Reduce temp. to 250; continue baking for 30 min. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Combine sugar and cornstarch; add water and lemon juice. Cook until clear and thickened, stirring occasionally. Add small amount to slightly beaten egg yolk; return mixture to pan and cook a few minutes longer. Cool slightly. Spoon over cheese cake; chill until firm. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired. You may substitute a can of fruit for the topping. 1971The Complete Cheese Cookbook by Kraft Foods

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10-12
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe seems like a lot of work, but it isn't as difficult as it seems at first glance. AND it is worth it. Del and I were married in 1971, and this was one of the first recipes that I tried. It has been a hit with many folks throughout the years.

 

 

 

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