Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New York Cheesecake

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbl. melted butter
2 Tbl. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
32 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups sour cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine cracker crumbs, melted butter, 2 Tbl. sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix well. Pat into a 9" spring form pan sprayed with non-stick spray. With a mixer beat cream cheese. Add 2 cups of sugar and eggs beating well. Stir in vanilla, fold in sour cream. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 45 minutes. Turn oven OFF. Leave in oven for 1 hr. Cool to room temperature. Remove side of pan. Chill and cover in refrigerator for 24 hours before serving. Makes 16 servings.

I went to a neighborhood going away party a few years ago. One of the men there made this wonderful cheesecake. I honestly think I could have sat at the table and eaten the whole thing. And since I like my cheese cake plain, it's hard for me to come up with changes or additions. This cake is perfect just as it is. Yes, you can add cherries, strawberries, blueberries... but it really doesn't need them.

1 comment:

Jessi said...

Mmmm, cheesecake. That recipe looks so good. I bookmarked it and hope to try it out soon, hehe.