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Eric's Best New York Style Cheesecake


This rich crustless cheesecake is flavored with amaretto rather than the traditional lemon. Serve with fresh sliced fruit or berries and fresh whipped cream.

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  • 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 1 fluid ounce amaretto liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 egg yolks


Servings 16
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 100mins


Step 1

Bring all ingredients to room temperature. Place oven shelf in the center of oven and preheat to 375°F (190°C). Wrap the outside of a 9-inch springform pan with foil. Generously butter the inside of the pan.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in sugar and cornstarch. Blend in sour cream and whipping cream. Add amaretto and vanilla. Stir in eggs and egg yolk one at a time, mixing thoroughly between each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Pour mixture into prepared springform pan. Place pan in another pan at least one inch wider than cake pan and add warm water to the outer pan to create a water bath for the cake (this prevents cracks in your cheesecake). Bake on the center rack of oven for 70 minutes.

Turn oven off and allow to cool with oven door open for one hour. Then remove cake from water bath and chill at least 3 hours before removing from springform pan.

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