A dense, thick cheesecake with a shortdough crust. This is THE definitive one! You’ll never use another cheescake recipe after you try this.

New York Cheesecake III


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 pounds cream cheese, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly coat a 10 inch springform pan with spray oil. Note: You could use a 9×13 inch pan instead.

2 To make the crust: Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Spread to the edges of the pan. Prick all over with a fork, then bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Allow to cool.

3 Increase oven temperature to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, 1 3/4 cups sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, 5 eggs and the yolks and mix thoroughly. Add cream and mix only enough to blend.

4 Pour filling over crust and bake for 10 minutes at 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). Reduce temperature to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C) and continue to bake for one hour. Turn oven off, but leave cake in for another hour. Don’t worry if it looks a little jiggly in the center.

5 Chill overnight. This is imperative! If desired, top with your favorite fruit or serve plain.


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