Dan's Birthday New York Cherry Cheese Cake

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Serves: 12 to 14
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c finely chopped pecans, toasted
1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
6 Tbsp melted butter
5 pkg 8 (ounces each)cream cheese (softened)
1 c granulated sugar
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 large lemon, zest only
1 c sour cream ( good quality)
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 can(s) (21 ounce) cherry pie filling, chilled

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Rose Mary Mogan Recipe
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Sauk Village, IL (pop. 10,506)
Member Since Sep 2011
Rose Mary's notes for this recipe:
This is the Cheesecake that I made for my husband's birthday, he told me he wanted a Cheesecake instead of a regular cake, and this is the one I came up with. He was very impressed with the smooth & Creamy texture. Even remarked that it tasted a lot like the Cheesecake Factory, so I knew that was his way of saying that he really liked it. So it has been a family favorite for quite a few years now.
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FOR THE CRUST: Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Toast pecans in preheated oven for 5 -7 minutes. Cool. Mix cooled nuts with remaining ingredients and press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch spring form pan. FREEZE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE FILLING.
TO MAKE THE FILLING: Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour vanilla, and lemon zest on medium speed until well mixed.
Add sour cream and mix again. Add eggs one at a time and mix on low speed, after each addition, just until blended.
Pour into prepared crust. Bake one hour and ten minutes to one hour 15 minutes or until golden brown around edges and center is a little jiggly.
Remove from oven and run knife around sides of pan, BUT DO NOT REMOVE SIDES OF PAN. Cool on wire rack about 1 1/2 hours. REMOVE sides of pan. Refrigerate 4-6 hours, preferably overnight. Top with chilled pie filling just before serving.
Note: This was the first time I made what I considered a perfect cheesecake, and it has been my favorite recipe ever since. The neighbors was glad I shared it with them.

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jan 18, 2012
I bet he felt special.....his cake sure was!!!
user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - Jan 18, 2012
Thank you Cindy, yes he did feel special, and he really loved the cheesecake. Just realized I misspelled York, I better correct that. Thanks for the compliments. I am working on trying up a watergate cake recipe, but I am also doing dinner, and I need to run to the store, so I will get it up before the night ends.
user Bea L. BeachChic - Jan 18, 2012
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user Sofia Jacobsen sofiejayne - Oct 1, 2012
Is this a diet receipe?? Just trying to make a funny!!!

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