Uncle Jiggy’s New York Style Cheesecake

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Uncle Jiggy's New York Style Cheesecake

This ain't no no-bake cheesecake! If you like rich, dense, New York style cheesecake, this recipe's for you!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cheesecake


  • springform pan


  • 1 ½ c graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ¼ c granulated sugar
  • 5 ½ tbsp butter (melted)
  • 2 8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pint sour cream


  • Position one rack in center of oven and second rack in lowest third of oven; preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mix cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and butter in a small bowl until well blended.
  • Press mixture into bottom of 9-inch springform pan with 2 3/4-inch high sides.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and remaining 1 cup sugar in large bowl until smooth.
  • Add eggs 1 at a time, beating just to blend after each addition.
  • Mix in vanilla.
  • Fold in sour cream thoroughly.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Set cheesecake pan on center rack.
  • Fill small pan with water and place on bottom rack.
  • Bake cheesecake for 30 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and let stand in warm oven for 1 hour. Do not open oven door.
  • Transfer to rack and cool.
  • Cover and chill until cold. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead.)

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