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German Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 (1 stick) cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Filling

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping

  • Sugar and ground almonds

Instructions

  1. For crust, combine ingredients and pat into a shallow springform pan.
  2. For filling, put egg yolks and remaining ingredients, except egg whites and heavy cream, in blender container; process until well mixed.
  3. Whip egg whites and cream. Fold into blender mixture. Pour into shell and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and ground almonds; return to oven for 10 minutes. Cool.
  5. Refrigerate in pan until ready to unmold.

Can be made the day ahead.

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