PHILADELPHIA New York Cheesecake

New York may be the Big Apple, but when it comes to the city's iconic cheesecake, cherries rule the day. True to its heritage, the filling is super-dense and rich.

PHILADELPHIA New York Cheesecake
SERVINGS
16
PREP TIME
15 mins
TOTAL TIME
5 hrs 25 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, finely crushed (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 5 8 ounce packages PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
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Directions
1. 
HEAT oven to 325 degrees F.
2. 
LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix graham crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 min.
3. 
MEANWHILE, beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
4. 
BAKE 40 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve. Top with pie filling.
Size-Wise:
1. 
Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but remember to keep an eye on portions.
How to Bake in Springform Pan:
1. 
Heat oven to 325 degrees F if using 9-inch springform pan (or to 300 degrees F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Prepare batter as directed; pour into pan. Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim.
Substitute:
1. 
Substitute 20 OREO COOKIES, finely crushed (about 2-1/4 cups) for the HONEY MAID Honey Grahams and 3 Tbsp. sugar.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 440, Fat, total (g) 31, chol. (mg) 165, sat. fat (g) 18, carb. (g) 34, Trans fatty acid (g) 2, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 27, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 1215, vit. C (mg) 2, sodium (mg) 340, calcium (mg) 81, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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