New York’s favorite dessert, made truly rich, creamy and exceptionally flavorful. New York Cheesecake is perfect after dinner with coffee. New York Cheesecake

New York Cheesecake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
Zwieback or Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 1 1/4 Cups crushed Zwieback or Graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 pounds cream cheese
  • 1 1/3 Cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 Cup heavy cream
  1. In a bowl, mix together the crumbs, butter, and sugar and press into the bottom and partly up the sides of a 9 or 10 inch springform pan.
  2. Bake in a preheated 325 degrees F for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool.
  1. In a mixer, combine the cheese and sugar until blended. Add eggs and blend until smooth. Mix in flour, lemon zest, and cream.
  2. Pour into crust lined pan.
  3. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F. oven for 10 minutes; reduce temperature to 250 degrees F. and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes longer or until just barely set.
  4. Turn off the oven, leave the door ajar, and let cool in the oven for 1 hour longer. Chill.
  5. To serve, remove pan sides and cut into wedges.

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