New York Cheesecake

This authentic New York cheesecake is a rich, dense dessert that consists of a lemon-accented cream cheese mixture in a graham cracker crust.


New York Cheesecake

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Servings: 12 to 16
Prep Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
  • 2   cups 
    finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2  cup 
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 5  8  ounces 
    packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 3/4  cups 
    sugar
  • 2   tablespoons 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons 
    vanilla
  • 5   
    eggs
  • 2   
    egg yolks
  • 1/3  cup 
    whipping cream
  • 1   teaspoon 
    finely shredded lemon peel
Directions
1.
For crust, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Stir until well combined. Press onto bottom and about 2-1/2 inches up the sides of a 9x3-inch springform pan.
2.
Mix cream cheese, sugar, flour, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and egg yolks, beating on low speed just until combined. Stir in whipping cream and lemon peel. Pour into pan.
3.
Place pan in a shallow baking pan in the oven. Bake in a 325 degree F oven about 1-1/2 hours or until center appears nearly set when shaken. Cool 15 minutes. Loosen crust from sides of pan. Cool 30 minutes more; remove sides of pan. Cool completely. Chill 4 to 24 hours. If desired, garnish with fresh berries. Makes 12 to 16 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 664, Fat, total (g) 48, chol. (mg) 247, sat. fat (g) 27, carb. (g) 48, pro. (g) 12, sodium (mg) 494, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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