New York Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Mix together the cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a bowl until evenly moistened. Press into the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Blend in the eggs, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, and cream of tartar. Pour over the pie crust.

  • Step 4

    Bake in preheated oven until the center is set, about 50 minutes. Allow to cool on counter for 5 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Mix together the sour cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl until smooth; carefully pour over cheesecake starting from the sides of the pan and working your way to the center.

  • Step 6

    Return to oven for another 5 minutes. Allow to cool in pan to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.

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