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Italian Easter Cheesecake

Italian Easter Cheesecake created by Boeair

This is an old family recipe and Easter tradition.

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1hr 30mins
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directions

  • 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.
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  1. 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!
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  2. Boeair
    Italian Easter Cheesecake Created by Boeair
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  3. Boeair
    Italian Easter Cheesecake Created by Boeair
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  4. jessica327
    This is an old family recipe and Easter tradition.
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