happy labor day!
dutch vanilla cheesecake
1 1/4 cups crushed honey graham crackers
1/4 cup melted butter
mix together in small bowl until well combined. press crumb mixture evenly on the bottom of a 9×13 springform pan. set aside.
24 oz cream cheese
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
5 tsp cornstarch
1 egg yolk
4 tsp vanilla extract [or 1/4 cup vanilla liqueur + 2 tsp vanilla extract]
cherry topping (optional)
in a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, whipping cream, and cornstarch. beat with an electric mixer until smooth. add eggs and egg yolk one at a time beating well after each addition. beat in vanilla. pour cream cheese mixture over crust.
bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. lower the temperature to 200 degrees and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the center no longer looks wet or shiny. remove the cake from the oven and run the knife around the inside edge of the pan. chill, uncovered.