Saturday, December 12, 2009

New York Style Cheesecake

Only rerun dinners and lots of desserts over here these days :) You can tell it is Christmas time.

This recipe is from my sweet friend Lori:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 TBSP butter, melted
2 TBSP sugar

Stir together these 3 ingreds. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and 1 1/2 inch up sides of a lightly greased 7 inch spring form pan. Grease with Crisco for best results. Bake at 350 for 8 min. Cool on a wire rack.

2 1/2 pkgs of cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 TBSP all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or almond extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup sour cream

Beat cream cheese with hand mixer on med speed until smooth. Add 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and vanilla-beat until blended. Add egg, beating just until blended. Add sour cream, and beat until blended.

Pour mixture into prepared crust.

Bake at 350 for 50 min or until center is almost set. (Center of cheesecake should still be slightly jiggly. It will become firm while chilling)
Remove cheesecake from oven, cool on wire rack.
Cover and chill 8 hrs.
Gently run a knife around edge of cheesecake to release sides of pan.


Chocolate topping:
1 cup semisweet choc. morsels
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 TBSP butter
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine chocolate and cream in a saucepan.cook over med heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stirring often. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.