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New York Style Cheesecake

New York Style Cheesecake


1 cup graham cracker crumbs
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons melted butter
1 ½ cups sour cream
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 pound cream cheese, broken into small pieces


Blend the cracker crumbs, ¼ cup sugar, and ¼ cup melted butter, and line the bottom of an 8- or 9-inch ungreased spring-form pan.

Blend sour cream, ½ cup sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a food blender for 1 minute. Add the cream cheese. Blend until smooth.

Pour 2 tablespoons melted butter through the top of the machine. Pour into the spring-form pan. Bake in the lower third of a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

When baking is finished, remove from oven, and turn oven on to broil. Broil the cheesecake until the top begins to show attractive spots of brown.

Refrigerate for 4 hours, preferable overnight, before cutting and serving.


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