This is the best cheesecake I have ever eaten. The slices freeze well…in case you don’t want to eat it all at one time:D It was published in the NY Daily News in the '70s
4 - 8oz containers of whipped cream cheese
1/4 lb sweet butter
16 oz sour cream
2 TBS cornstarch
1 & 1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1 & 1/4 cups sugar
Let the cream cheese, sour cream, butter, and eggs stand at room temperature for one hour. Blend together the cream cheese, butter, and sour cream. Add the cornstarch, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice. Beat until well blended (on an electric mixer use the whip cycle). Slowly beat in one egg at a time. Finially beat the entire mixture until very smooth in texture.
Pour into a 9 & 1/2 in springform pan and place in a large roasting pan filled halfway with warm water. Bake one hour at 375 degrees or until top is golden brown. Turn off oven and leave oven door open for one hour. Then let cake stand at room temperature for two hours before refrigerating for at least 6 hours.
this is also a recipe that i’ve been using for new york cheesecake. i’ve never had any complaints about it. mind you, who complains about cheesecake. lol
NEW YORK CHEESECAKE
CRUST: 2 CUPS GRAHAM WAFER CRUMBS
¼ CUP SUGAR
1/3 CUP BUTTER, MELTED
DASH CINNAMON OR NUTMEG, OPTIONAL
MIX TOGETHER ALL INGREDIENTS AND PRESS INTO A 9” SPRINGFORM PAN AND BAKE AT 350F FOR 5 MINUTES. COOL
FILLING: 2 LBS (4 – 8 OZ PKGS) CREAM CHEESE, SOFTENED
¾ CUP SUGAR
2 LARGE EGGS
1 TSP VANILLA
2 TBSP CORNSTARCH
1 CUP SOUR CREAM
BEAT CREAM CHEESE AND SUGAR TOGETHER UNTIL WELL BLENDED. BEAT IN EGGS ONE AT A TIME UNTIL MIXTURE IS LIGHT AND FLUFFY. ADD VANILLA, CORN STARCH AND SOUR CREAM AND BLEND WELL. POUR INTO PREPARED CRUST AND BAKE AT 350F FOR 45 MINUTES OR UNTIL FIRM TO TOUCH.
TOPPING: 2 CUPS SOUR CREAM
2 TBSP SUGAR
1 TSP VANILLA
WHILE CAKE IS BAKING, MIX TOGETHER TOPPING INGREDIENTS. WHEN CAKE IS DONE, REMOVE FROM OVEN AND SPOON ON TOPPING. BAKE AN ADDITIONAL 5 – 10 MINUTES. REMOVE FROM OVEN AND LET STAND FOR 1 HOUR. REFRIGERATE OVERNIGHT BEFORE SERVING.
SERVES 10 – 12.
Can’t wait to try these as there is no such thing as a bad cheesecake. Some are just better than others. We love cheesecake. What’s not to love?
Drizzle a little chocolate on it and you have hit on all my major food groups. lol
i must confess cheesacke with a cup of tea is possibly a slice of heaven