How to make it

  • 1)Preheat oven to 375º. Make crust: In a medium bowl, using a fork, toss crumbs with margarine or butter and sugar until moistened. Pour into 10-inch spring-form pan. With fork, press mixture evenly over bottom and up side of pan. Bake 5 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
  • 2)Increase oven temperature to 450º. Make filling: In a large bowl of electric mixer, at high speed, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, lemon zest, orange zest and vanilla until blended. Beat in eggs and egg yolks one at a time; beat until smooth, scraping bowl with spatula occasionally. Beat in cream.
  • 3)Pour filling into prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 250º. Bake 1 hour longer or until center is set but not firm. Remove to rack; cool 2 hours. With back of spoon, spread sour cream evenly over top of cake to within ½ inch of edge. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  • 4)In food processor, puree raspberries with their syrup; pour through sieve placed over medium-sized saucepan. Discard seeds. Mix cornstarch with puree until blended. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly; simmer 1 minute or until sauce is thickened and clear.
  • 5)Pour raspberry sauce into a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until cold. In clean food processor, puree peach slices with ¼ cup sugar until blended; pour into small bowl; sets aide. Remove cake from pan; place on a serving dish. Spoon raspberry sauce over sour cream, covering half of surface. Spread peach puree on the other half.
  • 6)Arrange kiwifruit and peach slices along the line where the raspberry sauce meets the peach puree. Add whole raspberries as desired. Cut cake into wedges to serve. Pass remaining raspberry sauce and peach puree.
  • Note:
  • Make Ahead: cheesecakes are perfect deserts to make ahead. Wrap an undecorated cake in foil and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Seasonal Idea: if fresh blueberries are in season, add a decorative berry border around the bottom edge of the cheesecake as an edible garnish.
  • Lighten Up: Cut the amount of fat and calories in this recipe by using low-fat cream cheese.
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    " It was excellent "
    ttalucci ate it and said...
    this is the best cheesecake I've ever eaten. Every time I've made it, I've gotten raves. So simple to make too, even on a work night! I received this recipe a long time ago as a member of the McCall's Cooking School monthly recipe club. It got lost years ago and i never found another recipe that came close. I can't tell you how happy I am to have found this today. I volunteered to bake dessert for a group of holocaust survivors that my son's school hosts every year. They share their stories of horror and strength and always request cheesecake. Finding this today made me happy that I could give them the very best instead of a frozen one from a store.
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    " It was excellent "
    dandtnavarro ate it and said...
    This is the best and most popular cheesecake that I have ever made. I can only make it every 3-5 years though because it is so intense. Plus it makes it a real treat when I do make it. I have made it with the topping in the recipe. Much easier than it looks. This year I am going to try to make it more christmasy. I'm doing a cranberry compote on top, will let you know how it turns out.
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  • hopscotch 8 years ago
    Fabulously gorgeous, nice job!
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  • wholelottarosie62 8 years ago
    I love to eat and bake cheesecakes of all varieties. This one will be the next that I try. It is gorgeous!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    this sounds so yummy, good post
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  • turtle66 8 years ago
    Cool finnish on this cheesecake.....
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    " It was excellent "
    foodinnewengland ate it and said...
    this is gorgeous!!
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  • binky67 8 years ago
    Its very beautiful!
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  • coconutgirl 8 years ago
    This looks great! LOVE cheesecake. :) I saved the recipe and hopefully I'll get around to making it sometime soon.
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