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NY Style Cheesecake

This classic cheesecake recipe has been in our family for years

My mom, Mary, would make it for special occasions and to this day it’s the best cheesecake we’ve ever eaten

It’s easiest if you break it down into 4 steps – the graham cracker crust, the cheese mixture, the egg mixture and the sour cream mixture

Let’s begin with the buttery, delicious graham cracker crust

Measure out 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of sugar and one stick of melted butter

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Stir the three ingredients until thoroughly mixed

Prepare a 9 or 10″ springform pan by lining the bottom with a circle of parchment and spraying the bottom and sides with cooking spray

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Line the bottom and about an inch up the sides of the pan with the crumb mixture; set aside

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Now let’s work on the cheese mixture

You’ll need 16 ounces each of cottage cheese and softened cream cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and one stick of melted butter that has been cooled a bit

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Place in blender and puree until the mixture is smooth with no lumps and set aside

Next, place 3/4 cup of sugar and 4 eggs into a mixer

Beat on medium high until the eggs and sugar are incorporated

To make the sour cream mixture, measure out 16 ounces of sour cream, 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of flour

Mix well until creamy

Add the cheese and sour cream mixtures to the mixer with the eggs and sugar and beat until smooth

Pour the mixture into the prepared springform pan over the crust and place in a 325 degree oven for 1 hour

Ah… looks beautiful already

Now this is the part where my Mom would kick me out of the kitchen and tell me to go play with my friends

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After one hour, turn the oven off and let the cake stand in the oven for 2 full hours to cool down

Man this smells good.  Don’t worry about the crack.  I don’t believe I’ve ever made this cake (or my Mom for that matter) without a crack

I see it as more of a character trait than a baking flaw.  I promise, none of the delicious, creamy cheesecake flavor escaped from that crack

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You can serve this plain or with fresh or canned fruit.  However you choose to enjoy this divine NY Style Cheesecake, you’re sure to love it!

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ NY Style Cheesecake

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

For the crust

1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs

1/4 cup of sugar

1 stick of melted butter

For the cheese mixture

16 ounces cottage cheese

16 ounces cream cheese

1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 stick of melted butter

For the egg mixture

3/4 cup of sugar

4 beaten eggs

For the sour cream mixture

16 ounces of sour cream

3 tablespoons of cornstarch

3 tablespoons of flour

Toppings, as desired

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F

For the crust

Measure out 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of sugar and one stick of melted butter; stir the three ingredients until thoroughly mixed

Prepare a 9 or 10″ springform pan by lining the bottom with a circle of parchment and spraying the bottom and sides with cooking spray

Line the bottom and about an inch up the sides of the pan with the crumb mixture; set aside

For the cheese mixture

Assemble 16 ounces each of cottage cheese and softened cream cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and one stick of melted butter that has been cooled a bit

Place in blender and puree until the mixture is smooth with no lumps

For the sour cream mixture

Measure out 16 ounces of sour cream, 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of flour into a small bowl; mix well until creamy

In a mixer add 3/4 cup of sugar and 4 eggs; beat on medium high until the eggs and sugar are incorporated

Add the cheese and sour cream mixtures to the mixer with the eggs and sugar and beat until smooth

Pour the mixture into the prepared springform pan over the crust and place in a 325 degree oven for 1 hour

After one hour, turn the oven off and let the cake stand in the oven for 2 full hours to cool down

Chill before serving

Tools used to make this recipe

Royal Classique 10 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

Farberware Nonstick Bakeware Round Springform Pan, 9″

Nutri Ninja Mega 1500 Watts Kitchen System, Blending and Food Processing, Auto-iQ Technology

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer

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