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Raspberry Cheesecake

 Raspberry Cheesecake
This classic cheesecake is my family's favorite dessert and it is so delicious, I make it even in the winter using frozen raspberries.—Lori Manthorpe, Ile Bizard, Quebec
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 3/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • RASPBERRY SAUCE:
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen raspberries, thawed and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup black or red currant jelly
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen whole raspberries

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Directions

  • For crust, combine flour, sugar and half of lemon peel. Cut in butter
  • until crumbly. Stir in egg yolk and half of vanilla. Pat one-third
  • of dough onto the bottom of 9-in. springform pan with the side
  • removed. Bake at 400° for 7 minutes or until golden; cool.
  • Attach side of pan to bottom; pat remaining dough onto side of pan
  • to height of 1-3/4 in. Set aside.
  • For filling, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth.
  • Beat in milk and salt. Add eggs and yolk, beat on low speed just
  • until combined. Stir in the remaining lemon peel.
  • Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around
  • edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Combine sauce ingredients in saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat
  • until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Remove from
  • heat; strain to remove seeds. Cool. Just before serving, top
  • cheesecake with raspberries and sauce. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 313 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.