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We find that different generations have different ideas about what a typical New York cheesecake is. To us, a New York cheesecake is high, firm, dense, with a slightly lemony flavor. The Lindy's cheesecake in our 1991 (Gourmet) issue, adapted here for a simpler crust, is all of that. It's also a cake that keeps for up to two weeks and lends itself easily to flavor variations.
Makes enough for a 24-centimeter cheesecake. Active time: 10 minutes. Start to finish: 10 minutes.
Stir together crust ingredients and press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of a buttered 24-centimeter springform pan. Fill right away or chill up to 2 hours.
(Gourmet, November 1999)
Make crumb crust as directed above. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Beat together cream cheese, sugar, flour, and zests with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs and yolks, one at a time, then vanilla, beating on low speed until each ingredient is incorporated and scraping down bowl between additions.
Put springform pan with crust in a shallow baking pan. Pour filling into crust (springform pan will be completely full) and bake in baking pan (to catch drips) in middle of oven 12 minutes or until puffed. Reduce temperatur to 200 degrees and continue baking until cake is mostly firm (center will be slightly wobbly when pan is gently shaken), about 2 hours more. Don't open the open door during baking!
Run a knife around top edge of cake to loosen and cool completely in springform pan on a rack. Chill cake, loosely covered, at least 6 hours. Remove side of pan and transfer cake to a plate. Bring to room temperature before serving.
tcgiangreco 1m agoI have been making this cheesecake for several years now. Every time I make it, I get rave reviews. Instead of graham crackers, I use Oreo cookies. 1 1/2 rows usually does the trick. A little more if you want a thicker crust. I would recommend the same amount of orange zest as the previous comment.
tcgiangreco 3y agoI absolutely love this recipe. I've made it multiple times over the years. Everyone I've made it for has loved it as well. I only use about 1/3 of a lemon for zest and 1/2 a small Cutie tangerine zest.
stoleek 3y agoI've eaten this cheesecake twice - YUMMY!!! The zest makes a huge difference.
whiskey8888 3y ago
rhinolow 5y agoTurned out surprisingly well. It was easy and delicious
ChrisFink 5y agoAlso, one prime reason for cracking is overbeating. I would suggest mixing by hand. Its hard work but worth it.
Chefporkandbean 6y agoHi, I am chef porkandbean. This cheesecake is delish!!!!!!!!!!! I added advocados, as a garnish, and WOW! SO GOOD! Everyone should try it! So good and delish!
kimmyqt 8y agoI have made many cheesecakes and in order to have it come out with NO cracks you must bake in a water bath. Be sure to line your Springform pan with parchment also. ;)
JRWLPC 10y ago[I posted this recipe.]