Sunday, November 15, 2009

New York Style Cheesecake

This is a great recipe for thick New York style cheesecake. I made this once before but I put a water bath underneath it and it didn't cook in the middle. For this one I eliminated the water bath and it turned out really good.

New York Style Cheesecake

15 graham crackers(I think they mean 15 individual crackers, not a whole sheet)-crushed
2 tablespoons butter
4 (8oz) packages cream cheese-room temp.
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup milk
4 eggs
1 cup of sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 can any flavor pie filling for the topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 inch spring form pan. In medium bowl mix crumbs and butter, press into pan. In a large bowl mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Do not over beat! Blend in milk and then mix in eggs one at a time just until incorporated. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake for one hour, then turn oven off and let cake cool in oven for 5-6 hours. Don't open the oven so the heat can't escape. Chill in fridge.

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