Discover Newport has brought us Chef Gerry Dupont from Edible Creations, who is making New York Cheesecake!
New York Cheesecake
2 cups Keebler Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted
2 tbps sugar
4 packages (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 tbps cornstarch
2 tbps vanilla
1 cup sour cream
- In small bowl toss together graham crumbs, margarine or butter and 2 tablespoons sugar. Reserve 2 tablespoons of crumb mixture for garnish. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom and 2 1/4-inches up sides of 9-inch springform pan. Chill in freezer while preparing filling.
- In large mixing bowl beat cream cheese on medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Add 1 1/3 cups sugar, cornstarch and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined after each addition. Stir in sour cream.
- Pour into crust. Bake at 325 degrees about 1 1/4 hours or until center is almost set. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen sides of pan. Continue cooling on wire rack for 45 minutes more.
- Sprinkle top with reserved crumbs. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. Garnish as desired. Store in refrigerator.