Lindy's New York Cheesecake

Lindy's New York Cheesecake

Very apropos, since this is cheese cake week for the Jews (Shavuoth). Haven't made this in many years - our aging bodies can probably no longer handle it, but I have fond memories...

I have a note in my cookbook that we usually do a 1/2 recipe, and there are also the calculations for a 1/4 recipe in a "tiny" pan, but what the hell, go for the whole thing:

5 (8oz each) pkgs cream cheese softened
1-3/4 cups sugar
3 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp lemon peel
1/2 tsp orange peel
1/4 tsp vanilla
5 eggs
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup heavy cream

  • Combine cheese, sugar, flour, lemon and orange peel, vanilla and beat just to blend.
  • Beat in eggs and yolks one at a time.
  • Stir in cream.
  • Bake at 500º for 10 minutes, reduce to 200º, bake for about an hour until done.

Helps to gradually open the oven door and let the cake cool very gradually, though it will still settle, so it doesn't fall all of a sudden. It will usually have a crack in the top after it cools. This is not a problem.

I think the 10 minutes at 500° degrees was to cook a cookie dough crust originally with the recipe - this was blech, so we usually just use a graham cracker crust. You can top it with cherry pie filling, or glazed strawberries.

This makes a HUGE cheesecake. I don't have a note what.



Post a Comment

Be warned!

*Most of the list members who posted recipes are not available for any questions.
*Some have left the list. Some have died.
*There are no photos and there may not ever be any.
*This is not a recipe "book" geared to those who cannot cook without someone holding their hand.
*The blog owner and list members who posted the recipes are not responsible for the recipes or their content. Spoons do not make you fat.
*The standard disclaimers on any and all content apply to appease the Gummit brownshirts and their allies.