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Lindy's of New York Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fine cake crumbs or graham cracker crumbs
  • Butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese (3 large packages)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half

Preparation:

>Generously butter an 8 x 2-inch round cake pan or springform pan; fill with the crumbs and shake out excess.

Add cream to cream cheese and sugar, mixing slowly, do not beat fast! (the cheesecake will rise like a souffl?, otherwise) Add eggs, one at a time. Finish with vanilla extract, sour cream and half and half.

Pour mixture in pan and smooth the surface.

Set pan in a larger pan filled with hot water. Bake at 375° F for 1 to 1 1/4 hours until the center does not quiver when pan is shaken. Remove from oven...let stand about 10 minutes, then invert on plate and unmold while still hot. Chill and then ENJOY!!!

Makes 4

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