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New York Cheesecake
Submitted by:  Eleanor Johnson



" A delicious smooth cheesecake served with or without a fruit topping. I like to make this cheesecake a day or so before I wish to serve it. It always seems to taste better with the extra setting time. "
  • 1 3/4 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups sour cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).


Mix graham cracker crumbs, walnuts, cinnamon and melted butter together. Press on bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan.


Combine 3 well-beaten eggs, cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla and almond extract. Beat until smooth. Blend in the sour cream and pour into the crumb crust.


Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 35 minutes or just till set. Cool. Chill well, about 4 or 5 hours. Filling will be soft. May be served as is or topped with your favorite fruit topping or glaze.

Makes 1 -9 inch springform pan


Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 12
amount per serving
Calories 476  
Protein 8g
Total Fat 37g
Sodium 358mg
Cholesterol 140mg
Carbohydrates 30g
Fiber 1g