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 New York or not. One thing I do know is that this recipe is a definite keeper and will remain on the top of my favorite desserts list for years to come. It’s extremely easy to make, and the almond extract and macadamia nut crust give it a delicious and unique flavor. It goes great topped with cherry or blueberry pie filling, but you could use any fruit filling or none at all.
- 15 graham crackers, crushed
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
- In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of the springform pan.
- In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla, and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
- Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let the cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.