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New York-Style Cheesecake

No recipe image available.Rich, dense and creamy lemon-scented cheesecake in a graham cracker crust with a sweetened sour cream topping.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted

For Filling:
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Spray the sides of a 9-inch springform pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. For Crust: In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into bottom of the pan.
  3. For Filling: In a large bowl, combine yogurt, flour and cornstarch. Add cream cheese and beat well.
  4. Add sugar, eggs, lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla. Mix well. Pour over crust and bake 60 minutes. Turn off oven and let cake cool in the oven for 30 minutes.
  5. For Topping: In a small bowl, blend sour cream and sugar; spread over top of cake. Return to warm oven until set. Refrigerate before serving.

Makes 12 servings.