Wednesday, September 18, 2013

25 New York Style Cheesescake

My youngest daughter celebrated her 22 Birthday this past weekend.  She is a HUGE cheesecake fan and it is a tradition to purchase her one each year.

The other day Martha Stewart was on my television instructing me how to make a Beautiful New York Style Cheesecake with no cracks in the surface.  (Mine ALWAYS had cracks on the top)

It looked so gorgeous I decided my daughter deserved better than store bought...I was going to make create this masterpiece in my very own kitchen.

Create this Amazing Crack-less New York Style Cheesecake in your very own kitchen


This cheesecake is LOADED with calories cream cheese but it is worth EVERY amazing bite!

I LOVE Martha Stewart and enjoy trying her recipes...I have yet to make something of hers that was not a repeat performer at my home!

Secret Begins...Before You Start!

Martha explained that creating a crack-less cheesecake begins with proper pan preparation.  Using a spring-form pan and some aluminum foil is the KEY!
 
Place the pan on one sheet of vertical aluminum foil.
Then use another horizontally. 
Bunch up along the sides but NOT into the pan! Now you have created a water tight bottom!
Generously Brush the bottom and sides of the pan with softened butter.

Ingredients for Crust

  • 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 12 graham crackers (3-by-5 inch) 
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of coarse salt
Place graham crackers in food processor until they are crumbs. Add sugar, salt and butter while processor is running.  
Press crumb mixture into bottom and about 1 inch up side of a spring form pan. Bake at 375  12 to 15 minutes until set; let cool on a wire rack

Meanwhile make the filling.

Ingredients for Filling

  • 7 (8 oz) bars cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs



Beat the 7 packages of cream cheese until smooth and fluffy in mixer. 

In a small bowl mix flour and sugar. Take turns slowly adding remaining ingredients to cream cheese mixture.   

Beat until mixture is smooth.
Pour cream cheese mixture on top of prepared crust.  Then place spring-form into a larger roasting pan.  Here is the secret to NO CRACKS...pour very hot/boiling water into larger pan until water is half way up spring-form pan.

Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.

Then reduce temperature to 325 and bake for 30 more minutes.

Turn off oven; leave cake in oven with the door slightly ajar, for about an hour.

Transfer pan to a wire rack; let cake cool completely.

Refrigerate, uncovered, at least 6 hours or overnight. Before removing from spring-form pan, run a knife around the edge of the cake.

Create this Amazing Crack-less New York Style Cheesecake in your very own kitchen
 Look how BEAUTIFUL...with a smooth top!

This cake is AMAZING but very filling...so cut your slices small. You can always go back for seconds!

We garnished with some raspberries and chocolate sauce except for the Birthday Gal...she likes loves hers Plain Jane!

Create this Amazing Crack-less New York Style Cheesecake in your very own kitchen



Create this Amazing Crack-less New York Style Cheesecake in your very own kitchen

 


Create this Amazing Crack-less New York Style Cheesecake in your very own kitchen


What are your family's choices for birthday celebrations?
Any Cheesecake Lovers in your life?


Thanks for Reading!
xoxo
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25 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to a beautiful and intelligent woman! I am so happy the cheesecake work GO SHARON! ;-) My love to you all!

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  2. This looks so delicious! Happy birthday to your daughter...Christine

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    1. Thank you Christine! She really enjoyed the Cheesecake! Let me know if you try it!
      xoxo

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  3. How special! I'd love to try making one for someone's special day. Thanks for sharing how. Theresa @dearcreatives

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    1. You should try it Theresa! It is the BEST cheesecake I ever ate!
      xoxo

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  4. Looks heavenly. Hope her day was super nice. I can't wait to try making one myself. Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. Her day was great Theresa! Thank you!
      Please Let me know if you try it!
      xoxo

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  5. Your cheesecake turned out beautiful! I'll bet everyone love it:@)

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    1. Thank you Lynn! First one with no cracks! So delicious!
      xoxo

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  6. Heavenly looking cheesecake and so decadent. Thanks for sharing and the tips from Martha. Have great Friday.

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    1. Decadent...what an excellent word to describe this Cheesecake Linda!
      Love Martha! She always helps me create wonderful things for my family and friends!
      Thanks for reading!
      xoxo

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    1. It really is amazing Kayla...a must make if you like Cheesecake!
      xoxo

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  8. Your cheesecake looks absolutely PERFECT!!!! Cheesecake is my favorite dessert, and we have a favorite place to get it in NYC but will really have to try to make some at home one of these days!!! Yours looks FANTASTIC!!!!

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    1. Thanks Maria! So glad you found this since you are a huge Cheesecake Lover! Please try it and let me know what you think!! (cheaper than a flight to NYC!)
      xoxo

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  9. What a beautiful cheesecake! I love cheesecake too!

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    1. Thank you! Heavy and creamy...totally delish!
      Let me know if you try it!
      xoxo

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  10. I've truly tried so many times to make a beautiful cheesecake like that for my husband for his birthday, what a joke! I'll give yours a go. Has to work, right?! ;)

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    1. Try it Michele...this was my FIRST Cheesecake attempt! Shelby said it was amazing and she is the "expert"
      Let me know how it goes!
      xoxo

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  11. I've always been so intimidated by cheesecake...but you make it look easy! Fabulous job! This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #21…it's live now! Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks for the invite Leslie! I'll head over and join!
      Don't be intimidated with this recipe...it is easy and delish!
      xoxo

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  12. Wow! 7 bricks of cream cheese....let's be honest that's not gonna stop me from trying this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing.

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