For every holiday in recent years I’ve been cooking cheesecakes. Every holiday a different cheesecake recipe, but that’s until I found this one. When I first found this recipe it was labeled as a ‘New York Cheesecake’. Now I’m not from NY (though I am a huge Giants fan) so I don’t know if this stays accurate to how they make cheesecakes in
1 ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs (crushed)
¼ cup macadamia nuts (crushed)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup butter
5 (8 oz) Packages of softened cream cheese
1 ¾ cup sugar
3 tablespoons of flour
2 egg yolks
¼ heavy whipping cream
1 ½ teaspoons almond extract
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Crush graham crackers and macadamia nuts and mix them together with ground cinnamon and melted butter in a bowl.
Step 2: Press onto the bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan.
Step 3: Place it into the oven and bake for 7 minutes, then remove and let it cool.
Step 4: Increase oven temperature to 475 degrees. Combine cream cheese, 1 ¾ cup sugar, 3 tablespoons of flour, 5 eggs and 2 egg yolks, and mix thoroughly. Next, add almond extract and heavy whipping cream and mix just enough to blend.
Step 5: Pour filling mixture over your crust. Place back in the oven and bake on 475 for 10 minutes.
Step 6: Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees and let your cheesecake bake for 1 hour. After an hour turn off your oven, but leave the cake in there for another hour before taking out.
Step 7: Remove the cheesecake from your oven, cool slightly and then place it overnight in your refrigerator.