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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 3 eggs
  • 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

Instructions

    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.


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