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PHOTO: Moose Creek Cafe Chef Steve Fry & owner James Carothers
Chef Fry’s Valentine New York Cheesecake Recipe
3 blocks Philly Cream Cheese
1 ½ cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
7 egg yolks
2 cups Graham Cracker crumbs
1/8 cup melted butter
1 container strawberry compote (for topping)
Step 1: Mix crumbs and butter to form crust in a 9-inch pie pan. Chill.
Step 2: Allow cream cheese to reach room temperature. Blend with sugar, egg yolks and vanilla until smooth.
Step 3: Pour mixture into chilled shell. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes (filling will rise).
Step 4: Test center with dry toothpick. If it pulls clean, you it’s done baking.
Step 5: Let stand in fridge for 24 hours.
Step 6: Serve with strawberry compote.