New York-Style Cheesecake

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From: American Egg Board

Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Total: 2 hr. 10 min.
A dependable cheesecake recipe fit for any New York deli.


  • 5 8 oz packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp freshly grated lemon peel
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • Crumb Crust2 cups light vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten


  • Heat oven to 300°F. For crust, mix vanilla wafer crumbs and egg whites in medium bowl until evenly moistened. Press evenly and firmly against bottom and 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches up sides of greased 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate.
  • Combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, lemon peel, and vanilla in mixer bowl. Beat on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed until fluffy. Add 5 eggs and 2 egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add cream; beat until blended. Pour into chilled crust.
  • Bake in center of 300°F oven until wooden pick inserted midway between center and edge of cake comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours. Center will still be soft, but will firm up as cheesecake cools.
  • Remove from oven; carefully loosen edge of cake from pan with metal spatula or thin knife. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate, loosely covered, until firm, at least 8 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 558
  Calories from Fat 340 (61%)
(59%) Total Fat 38g
(113%) Saturated Fat 23g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(76%) Cholesterol 227mg
(16%) Sodium 383mg
(5%) Potassium 168mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(1%) Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 35g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(23%) Protein 11g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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