RECIPE: looking for new york style cheescake

benflowerJuly 29, 2008

I've made several cheescake recipes and like them all, but have never found a recipe for the heavy, dense NY style cheesecake that I love. Can anyone help? Thanks

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lindac

Here ya go!

Secret Lindy's-Style New York Cheesecake

Cookie Pastry Crust
 1/4 lb. (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
 1/4 c. sugar
 1 egg
 1 1/2 c. flour

Beat the butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl with electric mixer on
medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 mins.
Add the egg and flour and mix until a smooth dough is formed.
With your hands, shape it into a ball and flatten it into a disc.
Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it until it's firm.
Remove the sides from the springform pan and press one third of
the pastry evenly over the bottom.
Place on baking sheet and bake in 400F oven for 6 mins. or until golden.
Remove from the oven and cool.
Increase oven temperature to 500F.
Butter the sides of the springform pan and attach it to the bottom.
Press the remaining pastry about two thirds up the sides.

Filling
 5 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, room temperature
 1 3/4 c. sugar
 3 T. flour
 2 t. lemon peel
 1 1/2 t. orange peel
 1/4 t. salt
 1/4 t. vanilla
 5 eggs plus 2 egg yolks, room temperature
 1/4 c. sour cream

Beat the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed
until smooth and fluffy, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
Gradually add the sugar, flour, lemon and orange peel, salt and vanilla, beating constantly.
Add eggs and yolks one at a time, beating well after each egg.
Scrape the bowl one or two more times.
Add in the sour cream; the mixture will be thin.
Pour it into the pastry-lined springform pan.

Put it together

Place the pan on a baking sheet.
Bake it in the oven at 500F for 8 mins. or until the top is golden.
Reduce the oven temperature to 200F (don't open the oven!) and continue to bake it
for 1 hour or until the center jiggles slightly.
When finished cooking, shut off the open, prop the door open,
and let the cheesecake sit in the oven for about 3 or 4 hrs.
Once it's finished cooling, wrap it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it several hours or overnight.

Serve it up!

Remove the sides of the springform pan.
Now you can add whatever glaze, ganache, or other spread you desire over the top of the cheesecake.
Keep it refrigerated until serving time!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 4:25PM
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ginger_st_thomas

There are 2 NY style cheesecakes posted on this forum a while back. Check out the thread below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cheesecake

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 5:40PM
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benflower

Thanks all-- will definitely try one of these. lindac-- yours sounds great!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2008 at 11:56AM
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lindac

Lindy's has long been famous for their cheesecake. Their place on Broadway with that easy to see script sign on the red background could be spotted a block away. In Guys and Dolls, Nathan Dertoit talked about Lindy's cheesecake, in the 50's I remember my mother going to a matinee and stopping at Lindy's for cheese cake and bringing a piece home.
You can make it with a graham cracker crust, but the cookie crust is what makes the cheesecake.
Linda C

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 9:51AM
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benflower

Thanks Linda

    Bookmark   August 2, 2008 at 4:01PM
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