Sunday, March 27, 2011

I Love NY (Cheesecake)!

Last night we went out with "old" (as in long-time, 30+ years) friends...We went to Twigs and then back to our place for dessert. Brian and I were friends first (1978); Steph and John joined IBM 3 years later. We reminisced about times we spent together...NYC every summer as young IBM'ers to watch Yankee games and a trip to Italy and a misunderstanding about a tie (right, Brian? :-) Steph and I both have this recipe - no longer sure where it came from but it is one of the easiest and best recipes for cheesecake.
 The crust
The filling
Ready for the oven 

 Turtle toppings (pecans, mini chocolate chips and caramel) or Almond Joy (chopped coconut M&M's, almonds and hot fudge sauce) were our choices

Delightful - a 5 star dessert!

P.S. - you don't need to be a New Yorker to love!

New York Cheesecake Serves: 12 Calories: NA Prep Time to Table: 20 minutes prep; then baking and cooling Recipe : ?

-2 cups graham crackers
-1 stick melted butter
-1 cup sugar, divided
-2 lbs cream cheese
-2 lightly beaten eggs
 -1 tsp vanilla
-2 tbls cornstarch
-1 cup sour cream
 -toppings optional (strawberries, hot fudge, nuts, M&Ms, etc.)

1. Preheat oven to 450
2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and 2 Tbls sugar; blend well and press remaining mixture onto bottom and side of a greased 9” springform pan. Chill in freezer while preparing filling. 3. In mixer bowl beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth and light.
4. Beat in eggs, vanilla and cornstarch until just blended.
5. Stir in sour cream and pour into crust
6. Bake for 10 minutes then reduce temp to 200 and bake 45 minutes
7. Turn off oven and allow to cook with oven door slightly opened for 3 hours
8. Remove sides from pan; chill for several hours or overnight


  1. A true NY Cheesecake can't be beat! I'd do the coconut version. Aren't long time friends the best? People who know your history, who have "grown up" with you through "adult-hood".

    What did you have at Twigs? I'm ready to go there!

  2. I had a shrimp/scallop bowl. We went last year with Steph and Brian and did the rock cooking. When we were in Germany with them in 1999 we went to a restaurant there that had cooking on a rock...


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