Best New York Cheesecake

Best New York Cheesecake


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About this recipe: A simple, yet perfect cheesecake recipe. A deliciously creamy cheesecake filling, is set on top of a biscuit base and baked. Allow to sit for 1-2 days for the best flavour. Serve as is or topped with your favouring topping.


Makes: 1 23cm round cheesecake

  • 150g digestive biscuits, crushed into fine crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 115g unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 450g cream cheese, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 750ml soured cream

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:5hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  2. Mix biscuit crumbs, walnuts, cinnamon and melted butter together. Press on bottom and sides of a 23cm round springform tin.
  3. Combine 3 well-beaten eggs, cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla and almond extract. Beat until smooth. Blend in the soured cream and pour into the biscuit base.
  4. Bake at 190 C / Gas 5 for about 35 minutes or just until set. Cool. Chill well, about 4 or 5 hours. Filling will be soft. May be served as is or topped with your favourite fruit topping or glaze.

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