Welcome to my Country Cottage Kitchen!

Friends are always welcome to stop by for a cup of coffee or a glass of ice tea. I enjoy baking especially in the fall and winter months. Most of the time when the weather is pleasant you can find me working outside in my "Secret Garden"...mainly fighting off weeds. I hope to post some fantastic recipes on my blog very soon for everyone to enjoy!

Friday, September 9, 2011

New York Cheesecake

This is one of the best New York Cheesecakes that I have ever tasted!  Plus, you can get creative with the toppings and impress your guests with a delectable dessert!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time:  1 hour

1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
4 packages of 8 ounce cream cheese
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.

Spray spring form 9 or 10 inch round pan with Pam. Mix sugar and softened cream cheese, cornstarch, vanilla and eggs until smooth and creamy.  Pour into sprayed spring form pan.  Bake for 45 minutes.(Center will be firm) Use a toothpick to see if it comes out clean.  Let cheesecake cool before removing spring form pan. This cheesecake when baked,  makes its own crust! 

You can add a glaze with strawberries, raspberries, etc.  I have also used chocolate, caramel and pecans to make it a "Turtle" cheesecake.  Just use your imagination here.  This cheesecake is excellent plain without added toppings and so easy to make.  It will be a hit at any occasion.

Note:  Turn the oven off 5 minutes before the cake is done and allow the heat from the oven to finish the baking process.  That will keep the cheesecake from cracking.