New York-Style Cheesecake
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 24 ounces cream cheese
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
Make the filling: Allow the cream cheese and eggs to sit out for about 1 hour before mixing. Mix the cream cheese and sugar in a mixer on low speed. Add the eggs 1 at a time; then add the vanilla.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake at 275 degrees F for 90 minutes. Turn the oven off but do not open the oven door for 3 hours. Refrigerate for 8 hours before removing from the pan.
Recipe courtesy of Elizabeth Vallone, Anthony's Restaurant, Houston, TX