Italian Easter Cheesecake

Recipe by jessica327
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 14-16




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add eggs to cheese and mix in sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Mix crust ingredients till they come together.
  • 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.
  • Pour filling into the crust and dot with the 4 pats of butter.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until golden brown and a knife inserted in the cheese comes out clean.
  • Serve at room temperature.