New York Cheesecake
To me, this is the single best cheesecake I have ever had. I discovered this in Jim Fobel’s cookbook about 20 years ago, and it is the one I return to again and again. It is creamy smooth, lightly sweet, with a touch of lemon. This cheesecake has become the favorite of family and friends who’ve had the good fortune to be served this slice of heavenly goodness.
Ordinarily, I don’t serve a topping because it is so good, but for those of you who like a cheesecake with a little something, I opened up a can of blackberry pie filling and put a nice dollop on the top. I do this for you.
You may have noticed that this cheesecake does not have any kind of crust, neither bottom or sides.
You may also have noticed that there are no cracks in the top. That is because this cheesecake is baked in a bain-marie, a water bath. This is one of the secrets to a truly creamy cheesecake.
You’ll need advance planning to prepare this recipe, but if you do, I believe you will fall in love with this recipe as much as I have.
In the comments section, there has been some discussion about the leaky springform pan dilemma. You have been kind enough to share a number of solutions, but a reader sent me a really good sounding solution that I want to include here.
Brandy G. says: I too have suffered from water leaks into my crust however I started using crockpot liners instead of foil. The liners accommodate the pans perfectly and withstand the overheat. I just roll the sides down some so they are not over the cake and voila! It has saved so many cheesecakes…I hope it helps others too!
Now doesn’t that sound like a nifty solution!
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