A delicious smooth cheesecake served with or without a fruit topping. I like to make this cheesecake a day or so before I wish to serve it. It always seems to taste better with the extra setting time.
New York Cheesecake I
1 3/4 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups sour cream
1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2 Mix graham cracker crumbs, walnuts, cinnamon and melted butter together. Press on bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan.
3 Combine 3 well-beaten eggs, cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla and almond extract. Beat until smooth. Blend in the sour cream and pour into the crumb crust.
4 Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 35 minutes or just till set. Cool. Chill well, about 4 or 5 hours. Filling will be soft. May be served as is or topped with your favorite fruit topping or glaze.