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Super New York Style Cheesecake


This classic dessert can be made with a graham cracker crust by substituting graham cracker crumbs for the crushed vanilla wafers.

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  • 1 3/4 cups vanilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 32 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel, finely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel, finely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Servings 18
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 180mins


Step 1

In a large bowl combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and flour. Beat with an electric mixer till smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in whipping cream, orange peel, lemon peel, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust.

Bake at 350ºF for 15 minutes. Lower the temperature to 200ºF and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or till the center no longer looks wet or shiny. Remove the cake from the oven. Stir together sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Spread over warm cheesecake.

Return cheesecake to the oven and bake for 15 minutes more. Remove from oven and run a knife around the inside edge of the pan. Do not chill cheesecake.

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