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New York Deli Style Cheesecake

Servings: 10-12
A traditional cheesecake you would find in a New York City Deli; a great basic cheesecake that is always delicious and one that people seem to ask for the most.

For the Crust:
15 graham crackers, crushed
2 tablespoons butter, melted

For the Filling:
4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup milk
4 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.

In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan.

In bowl of an electric mixer, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, 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 cheesecake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours. This prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Makes 10-12 servings.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: July 31, 2002