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New York Cheesecake - Recipe

Creamy cheesecake. Perfect with any fruit topping, preferably strawberries for me.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the crust, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 6 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees. For the filling, cream the cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, scraping bowl when necessary. Add the sour cream lemon zest and vanilla. Mix well and pour into crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn oven down to 225 degrees and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Turn oven off and open door and allow cheesecake to set up for 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

-1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
-6 tablespoons butter, melted
-1 tablespoon sugar
-5 packages cream cheese, softened
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-5 eggs
-2 egg yolks
-1/4 cup sour cream
-1 tablespoon lemon zest
-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla