James Beard's Sour Cream Cheesecake

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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs with sugar and butter. Press into bottom and sides of a lightly buttered 10-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  • Beat the cheese until soft and creamy. Add sugar and mix thoroughly.
  • Blend in egg yolks one at a time.
  • Add the sour cream, vanilla, flour, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Stir in one-third of whites into cheese mixture. Then fold the remaining whites in gently.
  • Pour the cheese mixture into the prepared crust.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for one hour. Turn off the heat and allow the cheesecake to sit in the oven for one more hour.
  • Remove to a wire rack and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Sprinkle the remaining crumbs on top of the cake.
  • Chill over night. Dust with confectioner's sugar just before serving, if desired.
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