Philadelphia Cheesecake is rich, decadent and totally satisfying as a special occasion dessert for holidays and special occasions. This festive and beautiful dessert is not only elegant to serve but so swoon-worthy everyone will want seconds!
- 1 cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp. lemon peel grated
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
- 5 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 tbsp. UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
- 1 1/2 tsp. orange extract
- 5 large eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream no substitutes
- 2 21-oz. cans cherry pie filling or strawberry pie filling
Cream the cream cheese until smooth.
Work sugar into cheese mixture until fluffy.
Add flour and extracts.
Add eggs one at a time mixing after each addition.
Add yolks last.
Beat in cream last.
Pour over top of crust in pan.
Bake at 500° for 10 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 250° and bake for one hour.
Cool cheesecake completely before adding topping.
Spread pie filling over top of cooled cheesecake.
Refrigerate cheesecake until ready to serve.
NOTE: When baking at this high of a temperature you may need to cover with foil so top doesn’t brown too darkly. This also causes the cheesecake to crack every time. Instead, I have found that baking at 300° the whole time for about 1 ½ hours or longer (when cooked through) seems to do better, although I have had it crack at that temperature as well.
NOTE: The crust layer is very skimpy. Double the recipe if you want a firmer crust layer.
NOTE: Substitute a graham cracker crust, if desired.
NOTE: Using low-fat cream cheese, milk, egg whites only, or margarine instead of higher quality products will alter the consistency and taste of this product. Using regular cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, whole eggs and real butter is recommended for this dessert.
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Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 34mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 295IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg