Cheesecake Supreme
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INGREDIENTS
  • 3/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 3 tb Sugar
  • 1 t Lemon peel -- grated
  • 6 tb Butter
  • 1 Egg yolk -- slighly beaten
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla
  • 24 oz Cream cheese -- softened
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 2 tb All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1/4 c Milk
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 2 tb Cornstarch
  • ds Salt
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 4 c Cherries
DIRECTIONS
  1. To prepare crust, combine the 3/4 cup flour, the 3 tablespoons flour, the 3 tablespoons sugar, and the 1/2 teaspoon of the lemon peel. Cut in butter till crumbly.
  2. Stir in 1 slightly beaten egg yolk and 1/4
  3. teaspoon of the vanilla. Pat 1/3 of the dough onto the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch spring- form
  4. pan (with sides removed).
  5. Bake in a 400F oven for 7 minutes or till golden.
  6. Cool.
  7. Butter the sides of pan; attach to bottom. Pat
  8. remaining dough onto sides of pan to a height of 1 3/4 inches; set aside.
  9. For the filling, in a large mixer bowl beat together the softened cream cheese, remining lemon peel, and remaining vanilla till fluffy. Stir together the 1 cup sugar, the 2 tablespoons flour, and the salt; gradually stir into cream cheese mixture. Add the 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk all at once, beating at low speed just till combined. Stir in milk. Turn into crust-lined pan. Bake in a 450F oven for 10 minutes.
  10. Reduce heat to 300F; bake 50 to 55 minutes more or till center appears set and a knife comes out clean.
  11. Cool 15 minutes.Loosen sides of cheesecake from pan with a spatula. Cool 30 minutes; remove sides of pan.
  12. Cool about 2 hours longer. Chill thoroughly.
  13. Top with Cherry Sauce.
  14. Cherry Sauce: In a saucepan combine 3/4 cups sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and dash salt. Stir in 1/3 cup water. Stir in 4 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries,
  15. thawed. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.
  16. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more. Cover. Chill
  17. without stirring. (Or, use one 21 ounce can cherry pie filling instead of sauce.)