Friday, September 25, 2009

Show Us Your Life-Desserts

New York Style Cheesecake


  • 1 ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 TBSP melted butter

Mix and reserve 1/2 cup for topping. Spray or line the spring form pan with parchment paper. Press into springform pan.


  • 3- 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1 TBSP flour

Mix cream cheese and sour cream in mixer. Beat egg yolks and add them to the mixture. Add sugar, flour, cornstarch, and vanilla.

Beat egg whites with a mixer for 2-3 minutes. They should be frothy and start to thicken. FOLD egg whites into mixture. Pour into pan. Top with the remaining crust mixture.

Bake at 325° for 1 hour. Turn off oven, open door, leave for several hours or overnight. OR remove from oven after cooking and allow it to cool on counter. Cover with foil and put in fridge to cool.

This makes the BEST cheesecake ever!!!!!!!!!!!! I got the recipe from my Mom-who has made a lot of these. The recipe was passed to her from another friend. You MUST try this cheesecake. Don't be intimidated!


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