Italian Easter Cheesecake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by jessica327

This is an old family recipe and Easter tradition.

Top Review by cathalane

Great, easy to follow recipe.... I changed the filling a bit, using lemon and orange zest plus a dash of amaretto, instead of vanilla, cinnamon and lemon juice. The crust I followed exact and it was perfect! I was looking for a recipe that had a crust like this, it more like shortbread than actual pie crust. Everyone thought I bought this from a bakery. THANKS!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add eggs to cheese and mix in sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. Mix crust ingredients till they come together.
  4. Divide dough so 2/3 is in one ball and 1/3 is in another ball. On a lightly floured board, roll out the larger ball until it is about 12" long and 16" wide. Very carefully place the dough in a 9" x 13" glass baking dish. If it crumbles or cracks, that's okay. Just press it together with your fingers. Trim any dough hanging over the edges and hold in reserve.
  5. Pour filling into the crust and dot with the 4 pats of butter.
  6. Roll out the remaining dough and cut into long strips. Criss-cross the dough in a wide lattice formation over the top of the filling.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until golden brown and a knife inserted in the cheese comes out clean.
  8. Serve at room temperature.

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