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Cheesecake with Streusel Topping


An elaborate cheesecake that looks really wonderful.
Kasekuchen (Cheesecake with Streusel Topping)
16 Servings



Ingredients - PASTRY:

1 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (stick) unsalted butter
1 egg yolk

Ingredients - FILLING:

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar


1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter


For Pastry: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together flour, sugar and salt into large bowl. Cut in butter using pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add yolk and blend with fork until dough just comes together. Press into bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of 9-inch springform pan. Bake crust until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely.

For Filling: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, vanilla and salt in large bowl until fluffy. Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar in medium bowl until thick and light. Add to cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth. Spread over crust. Bake until center is barely set, 35 minutes. Cool completely.

For Topping: Preheat broiler. Combine flour and brown sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over cheesecake. Broil 6 inches from heat until topping is browned and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Cool completely, before serving. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead and refrigerated. Bring cheesecake to room temperature before serving.)






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