New York Cheesecake Milky Way Cafe Style

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This recipe is from pastry chef Julie in the Milky Way Cafe, Organic Valley's own organic cafeteria. She prepared it with a preserve made from local figs grown by our webmaster, Miekal.



For the crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter and press into bottom of 9Ē springform pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For the filling: Beat together cream cheese, sugar, flour and zest/extract with electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs and egg yolks one at a time, then add vanilla, beating on low speed until each ingredient is incorporated and scraping down the mixing bowl between additions.

Place foil around bottom of springform pan with foil coming up the sides. Place pan inside a larger baking dish and fill with 1Ĺ inches of water. Fill spring form pan with cream cheese mixture (the pan will be full). Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes then reduce temperature to 200 and bake until cake is mostly firm (center will be slightly wobbly when you shake the pan) for about 1 hour.

Cool cheesecake completely (approximately 6 hours). Run a knife around edge of spring form pan and remove outer ring. Transfer cake onto a plate. Serve with desired toppings.

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Devon from on October 9th, 2015
I am trying to cook this cake and its been in the oven as directed for an hr at 200, but has not firmed up at all. I am guessing I need to just leave it in the oven for whatever length of time until its done??? Any insights?
Jane from La Farge on September 26th, 2012
This cheesecake is unbelievable! Our family LOVES cheesecake, so I've tried several recipes--but this quintessential cheesecake is everybody's favorite!! Especially when topped with Julieís fig topping (as pictured). I have the good fortune of working at OV in La Farge, so when I hear Julie has her cheesecake on the lunch menu I make a beeline down to the cafe. If I donít, itís sold out! Why is it so good? Itís all about the yummy OV cream cheeseóand being made with love. <3

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