New York Style Vanilla Cheesecake

New York Style Vanilla Cheesecake
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This classic New York-style cheesecake is rich and dense. Follow the cooling directions to prevent the top from cracking.Recipe courtesy of McCormick
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Total time: 1.23 hours
  • 1 and 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 and 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon mccormick all natural pure vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (or to 325°F if using a dark nonstick springform pan).
  2. Mix crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter in small bowl.
  3. Press evenly into bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Beat cream cheese, remaining 1 cup sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until well blended.
  6. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended.
  7. Gently stir in sour cream.
  8. Pour into crust.
  9. Bake 1 hour or until center is almost set.
  10. Turn off oven.
  11. Leave cheesecake in oven 1 hour.
  12. Remove from oven.
  13. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  14. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  15. Run small knife around sides of pan to loosen crust; remove sides of pan.
  16. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.