Mark Walton's New York Style Cheesecake

Filling

Crust

Directions

Pour filling into spring form pan with grahm cracker crust, prepared in advance. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce oven heat to 250 degrees and bake for an additional 35-45 minutes (maybe even longer). Cake is done when cake feels bouncy to the touch and filling does not stick to a toothpick. Cool to room temperature.

Filling

Place first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat on high power until completely blended. Add orange extract, vanilla and 2 egg yolks and beat again. Add eggs one at a time, beating well.

Crust

Coat 10 inch spring form pan liberally with oil or cooking spray. Mix ingredients together by hand until well blended and crumbs appear moist. Pour into pan and spread crumbs evenly across the bottom of the pan and pat down firmly.