Dad's Cheesecake

Prep time approximately 25 minutes




2 C shortbread or vanilla wafer crumbs ⅓ C melted butter 40 oz cream cheese, softened 1 C sugar 5 eggs (@ room temp.) 1 T orange extract, or orange liqueur 1 T flour Topping: 2 C sour cream ¼ C sugar 1 t vanilla or orange extract (or orange liqeuer,) 1-2 t orange zest

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Mix crumbs with melted butter; press into 9" springform pan; chill. Mix softened cream cheese with sugar til creamy. Add eggs, one at a time; beat and scrape til smooth. Add orange flavored liqeuer, then flour. Pour into chilled crust, place on cookie sheet and bake @ 350' 50-60 minutes til slightly firm (mostly done with slight jiggle in middle.) Meanwhile, make topping:combine 2 C sour cream, ¼ C sugar,1 t vanilla or orange extract and 1-2 t orange zest. Remove cake from oven; reset oven to 450'. Let cake stand 15 mins; spread topping over cheesecake and bake 10 minutes @ 450'. Turn oven ooff, letting cake stay in oven with door ajar 30-60 minutes. Chill for at least 8 hours before serving and enjoying!!