Organic New York Cheesecake

This is the first time I’ve ever made cheesecake. I had to try a NY style recipe as that’s where I’m from, and this was a true New York Cheesecake. Delicious and organic too! The original recipe I used did not mention a water bath so I didn’t use one. The cheesecake cracked but was still delicious. It’s even better after being in the refrigerator overnight.  To make a water bath you can put a tray of hot water on the shelf under the cheesecake. I will try that next time.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 Hour

Ready In: 7 Hours 30 Minutes

Servings: 12

INGREDIENTS:

15 organic graham crackers, crushed

2 tablespoons organic butter, melted

4 (8 ounce) packages organic cream cheese

1 1/2 cups organic sugar or evaporated cane juice

3/4 cup organic/raw milk

4 organic pastured eggs

1 cup organic Greek style yogurt or sour cream

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup all-purpose, organic flour

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch springform pan.

2. In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan.

3. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in yogurt (or sour cream), vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.

  1. 4.Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking.
  2. 5.Chill in refrigerator until serving. Enjoy!

 

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