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    New York Cheesecake by Tyler Florence

    New York Cheesecake by Tyler Florence. Photo by Papa D 1946-2012

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    1 hr 50 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr 20 mins

    Pepina Rae's Note:

    This is the ULTIMATE New York Cheesecake. This one is just heavenly!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°.
    2. 2
      CRUST: Mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and butter together in a mixing bowl.
    3. 3
      Pour the mixture into a 9" non-stick teflon springform pan and using a mixing cup press the crumbs into the base. Using your fingers gently press crumbs into the sides of the pan.
    4. 4
      Bake for 6 minutes. Let cool.
    5. 5
      FILLING: In a food processor, cream the cream cheese and the sugar together.
    6. 6
      Add the zest and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
    7. 7
      Add 5 egg yolks and heavy cream, pulse until smooth and pour into a large clean bowl.
    8. 8
      In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until a soft froth forms. Add 2 tablespoons sugar slowly to the egg whites and continue to whisk until soft peaks form.
    9. 9
      Fold into cream cheese, a little bit at a time until fully integrated. Then pour into the prepared springform pan.
    10. 10
      Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until firm.
    11. 11
      Let cool for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    12. 12
      TOPPING: Mix the creme fraiche and sugar together and gently spread over the top of the cooled cheesecake.
    13. 13
      Bake for 5 minutes.
    14. 14
      Let cool until the topping is set or chill overnight. Best served at room temperature.
    15. 15
      DIRECTIONS FOR CHERRY CONFIT TOPPING: In a medium non-corrosive saucepan place water, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and thyme. Bring to the boil, turn down heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
    16. 16
      Add cherries and simmer for 1 hour. If more liquid is needed add water. Continue to simmer until the cherry mixture is thick and the cherries are soft. Pour into a clean container and refrigerate until ready to use.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 17, 2010


      Wonderful cheesecake, rich and creamy flavor. I did use cherry pie filling for the topping as my supermarket didn't have any fresh cherries. *Made for the Jan. 2010 Food Network Challenge: Hail to the Chef's in the Photo Forum event*

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    • on July 22, 2005


      Never have I ever tasted anything so wonderful as the combination of this cheesecake with the unbelievable taste explosion of the Cherry Confit topping this cheesecake is so rich and soooo NY. I love it and it has already become a favourite. A cheesecake with a stunning presentation!

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    Nutritional Facts for New York Cheesecake by Tyler Florence

    Serving Size: 1 (555 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1418.7
    Calories from Fat 738
    Total Fat 82.0 g
    Saturated Fat 46.3 g
    Cholesterol 401.7 mg
    Sodium 687.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 162.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 143.1 g
    Protein 16.3 g

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