Vanilla Bean Dream Cheesecake
Blue Ribbon Recipe
As I flight attendant I often sought out the best NYC cheesecakes in my travels... Well, I would put this wonderful cake right up there with the pro's any day! Yum. The Test Kitchen
1 1/4 cvanilla wafer crumbs or graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbspwhole toasted pecans finely ground
5 Tbspbutter, melted (no substitutes)
4 pkg8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 csugar
4 largeeggs room temperature
1/3 csour cream or lite sour cream
1 largevanilla bean split, scraped/or 2 tsp. real vanilla extract
How to Make Vanilla Bean Dream Cheesecake
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Make filling: Reduce oven temp. to 325 degrees. Beat cream cheese in mixer bowl on medium-high speed 3 minutes. Scrape sides of bowl with rubber spatula. Beat in vanilla beans or vanilla extract. Gradually beat in sugar, scraping sides of mixer bowl. Add eggs, one at a time beating just until blended and mix is completely smooth. Stir in sour cream. Pour into prepared pan. Place pan in a large roasting pan and carefully add enough hot water to come halfway up side of springform pan.