I first made this recipe in 1991 after seeing it in the Chicago Tribune. It is by far the best cheesecake I have ever made and my family agrees. It has become a holiday tradition. There are a couple of differences between my recipe and this one: 1) my recipe calls for only 1/4 c. sugar for the crust and 8 T. of butter. 2) The filling calls for 1/4 tsp. of vanilla or a pinch of vanilly bean pulp and only 3 T. of flour. Either way, this recipe is beyond fabulous! Thanks for posting this. I now have the assurance that if I lose my yellowed, creased copy of this recipe, I can find it here!
This cheesecake is fabulous. I must admit I was a little overwhelmed by the amount of citrus, and would probably cut it down a bit next time, but I loved the addition of the citrus. To this cheesecake I added a brownie layer to the bottom using your maida heatter's brownie recipe. Fabulous! Simply fabulous :) Thank you!
Like @Little Tomato my recipe varies from this one. I received it over 20 years ago from a friend who had received it from another friend. In addition to Little Tomato's changes, my version does not include any orange zest. Only 3/4 tsp lemon zest. <br/><br/>I was warned when I was given the recipe that the cooking time is not long enough. I just baked this last night and it took another 40 minutes or so at 200 to get fully baked. I have always extended the baking time like this.<br/><br/>This is a perfect cheesecake, dense but creamy, the flavors are subtle.<br/><br/>My friend who gave me the recipe said she always made a graham cracker crumb instead of the flour crust, but I love the crust; it is delicate and complements the flavors beautifully.
Not only is this the best cheesecake I've ever eaten, but this is a very forgiving recipe as well. I made SO many mistakes (failing to mix the filling completely, using an oven that only goes officially to 500 F, burning the top edge of the crust, and cooking WAY too long because I just couldn't decide how wobbly was too wobbly before taking it out of the oven) that I was sure I'd ruined it, but it still came out delicious! Perfect flavor and texture, and it improves with age in the fridge. This is the only cheesecake recipe I will ever use.
Fantastic cheesecake! Dense and creamy indeed and wonderful with some lemon and orange zest in it. I made half the recipe and baked it 35 minutes after the initial "scorching". Beautiful and perfectly done! I used orange juice in the strawberry sauce, instead of water.
This cheesecake was far from creamy and dense. The middle of mine did not cook all the way through and the part that was finished was very fluffy. There was too much batter for my 9 in pan, so that maybe the reason why it was still runny in the middle. Either way it did not taste like the Lindy's cheesecake I remember.