New York Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, melted
  • 5 (8 ounce) 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, rind of

Instructions

1 _ For crust, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.

2 _ Stir until well combined.

3 _ Press onto bottom and about 2-1/2 inches up the sides of a 9x3-inch springform pan.

4 _ Mix cream cheese, sugar, flour, and vanilla.

5 _ Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy.

6 _ Add eggs and egg yolks, beating on low speed just until combined.

7 _ Stir in whipping cream and lemon peel.

8 _ Pour into pan.

9 _ Place pan in a shallow baking pan in the oven. (Does not mention anything about a water bath)

10 _ Bake in a 325 degree F oven about 1-1/2 hours or until center appears nearly set when shaken.

11 _ Cool 15 minutes.

12 _ Loosen crust from sides of pan.


13 _ Cool 30 minutes more; remove sides of pan.

14 _ Cool completely.

15 _ Chill 4 to 24 hours.

16 _ If desired, garnish with fresh berries.

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