• William Penn Cheese Cake

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    Servings: 12
    by Evelyn Scott
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    • 6 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • juice of one lemon
    • 3 pounds Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup Zwieback crumbs
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 egg white
    • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs


    1. Combine and mix eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and lemon juice until thick and lemon-colored, using mixer on low speed (or hand whip).
    2. Further soften cream cheese with mixer and add gradually to egg mixture until soft and smooth.
    3. Combine all crust ingredients, mixing by hand, thoroughly.
    4. Grease a 10 inch springform pan. Sprinkle bottom and sides with crumb mixture,
    5. pressing in place with your hand.
    6. Pour in batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
    7. When you take it out, if it seems pale, put it under the broiler for a few seconds to bake.
    8. Chill thoroughly. Invert on plate, browned side up.

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