O’Connell’s Cheesecake

O'Connell's Cheesecake recipe

O’Connell’s Cheesecake Recipe

This decadent cheesecake recipe is the perfect compliment to your Valentine’s Day dinner. This is a recipe that I have been making for special occasions since Bill and I were first married fifty-one years ago. It was the desert we would serve when we had company. The recipe has now been passed down to our daughters. It is amazing how some aromas and flavors, bring back memories. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we have over the years.

Cheesecake Recipe Ingredients

  • 5 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons enriched flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 or 5 eggs (1 cup)
  • 2 egg yokes
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream

Directions

Let cheese soften at room temperature, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Beat until creamy. Add vanilla and lemon peel. Mix the next 3 ingredients and slowly blend in each one. Add  the eggs and yoke one at a time: beat after each addition just to blend. Gently stir in the cream.
Turn into crust-lined pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes; reduce the heat to 300 degrees, and bake for 55 minutes. Allow to cool. Loosen the sides with a spatula after 1/2 hour. Remove sides at the end of 1 hour. At that time the glaze can be put on top or it can be served on the side as an option.
Tip: I like to refrigerate the cake over night. I think that the flavor of the chilled cake is richer.

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Holiday Ginger Snaps Recipe

Ginger Snap recipe

Holiday Ginger Snaps Recipe

Ginger Snap recipe
Ginger Snaps and tea.

Before owning the Palmer House Inn, Bill and I lived on boats. I enjoyed making these  holiday ginger snaps recipe because ginger is calming to the digestive system. Many folks were concerned about sea sickness.

This recipe makes about 5 dozen.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted enriched flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cloves

Holiday Gingersnaps Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

With an electric mixer, cream together the first four ingredients until it is fluffy. Sift together the dry ingredients: stir into the molasses mixture. Form the doe into 1 inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place the balls about two inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about ten minutes. Allow to cool and remove from the pan.

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Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five
Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guestrooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day Cape Cod’s excellent cuisine, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.

Mim’s Pilgrim Pie

Pilgrim Pie recipe

Our friend Mim has shared with us another of her favorite old Cape Cod recipes. This is one that she enjoys preparing this time of year because the apples and and cranberries are being harvested.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 MacIntosh apples
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1 stick of butter (melted)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour

Pilgrim Pie Recipe Directions:

Butter a nine inch pie plate

Fill the plate with the mixture of cranberries, apples and walnuts.

In a medium sized bowl combine the remaining ingredients and spread evenly over the top of the fruit and nut mixture.

Bake for an hour at 350 degree oven.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

Some variations on Mim’s Pilgrim Pie Recipe are:

  • Pears, raspberries and Pecans
  • Peaches, blueberries and almonds

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Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five
Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guest rooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day sampling Cape Cod’s cuisine, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.