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New York-Style Cheesecake

Field editor Gloria Warczak of Cedarburg, Wisconsin says, "My mother-in-law got this recipe from an Italian friend many years ago. I added the chocolate-nut crust. It is our very favorite dessert." —Gloria A. Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups crushed chocolate wafers
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cherry pie filling


  • In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, walnuts and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and halfway up the sides of an ungreased 10-in. springform pan. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and sugar until smooth. Combine milk and lemon juice; add to cream cheese mixture just until blended. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • Pour into crust. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla; carefully spread over cheesecake. Bake 10 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Top with cherry pie filling. Refrigerate leftovers.
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  • anz52588
    Dec 24, 2012

    No comment left

  • blhenn
    Dec 21, 2012

    This was a pretty good cheesecake. It had great flavor, it just was not as large and presentable as I would have liked it for a large family gathering.

  • theItaliancook
    Dec 2, 2011

    My family and I absolutely LOVE this cheesecake... wouldn't change one thing about it. It is so delicious... any cheesecake lover should make this!!

  • Trilby Yost
    Aug 5, 2010

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  • Tom1234
    Jun 11, 2010

    One of the best. Easy to prepare and it tastes better than the one I buy at the local bakery. MMMM!

  • hananm
    Dec 4, 2008

    It was amazing everybody loved it.Thanks

  • juliehuffaker
    Nov 2, 2006

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