This is a decadent cheesecake flavoured with real vanilla bean. The lemon and orange zest help to lift the flavours, but don't lend a powerful citrus taste. This is an arduous cheesecake recipe, but well worth the effort!
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This cheesecake is delicious. I only gave it 4 stars because 500 degrees for 15 minutes made the top of the cheesecake very brown, almost burnt. I had to cover the top with foil. Next time I'll try it at 400 degrees. Also I didn't bother with the pastry trimmings as stated in step 5, I used almost all of it in step one.This makes it much easier. - 21 May 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This recipie was great!!! Using a graham cracker crust rather that the one given is great also! a little less citrus zest as well 1 tsp is all! But iver all delicious!! - 09 Jun 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is the best cheesecake, it is the same as the famous "Lindy's" cheesecake from New York City. - 17 Aug 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)