New York-Style Cheesecake

new york cheesecake
New York-Style Cheesecake
Makes 1 (10-inch) cake
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Crust
  1. 2 cups crushed vanilla wafer cookies
  2. 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  3. 6 tablespoons butter, melted
Batter
  1. 5 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  2. 2 cups granulated sugar
  3. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  4. 5 large eggs
  5. 2 egg yolks
  6. 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  7. Garnish: fresh raspberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300º. Wrap outside bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan with a piece of aluminum foil.
  2. For crust: In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients. Press mixture into bottom and 2 inches up sides of prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. For batter: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, and flour with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs and yolks, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. Stir in cream. Pour batter into prepared crust.
  5. Bake for 1 hour. Turn oven off, and leave cheesecake in oven with door closed for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Garnish with raspberries, if desired.
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