Creamy New York–Style Cheesecake

Recipe for Creamy New York–Style Cheesecake
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Crust:

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups fine graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter the sides of an 8-inch springform pan.

Put a shallow pan of hot water on one of the lower racks of your oven (not on the center rack). The water will create steam that will help to prevent your cake from cracking.

For Crust: Combine the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and salt in a bowl. Add the melted butter and mix well. Press the crumbs evenly into the bottom and about 1 inch up the sides of the springform pan.

Bake on the center oven rack for 8 minutes.

Transfer to a cooling rack.

Filling:

Topping (optional):

Yield: 

Makes 8 servings.

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