Epic New York Cheesecake From BraveTart

SERIOUS EATS
14Ingredients
105Minutes

Ingredients

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  • 7 ounces graham cracker crumbs (store-bought or homemade, see note, about 1 3/4 cups; 200g)
  • 1 ounce unsalted butter (melted, about 2 tablespoons; 30g)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 32 ounces full fat cream cheese (such as Philadelphia, brought to about 70°F/21°C, about 4 cups; 905g)
  • 8 ounces fresh goat cheese (not pre-crumbled, brought to about 70°F/21°C, about 1 cup; 225g)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice (freshly squeezed, about 1 tablespoon; 15g)
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla extract (about 1 tablespoon; 15g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt (; for table salt, use about half as much by volume or the same weight)
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange flower water
  • 14 ounces sugar (plain or toasted, about 2 cups; 395g)
  • 6 large eggs (about 10 1/2 ounces; 300g)
  • 6 ounces heavy cream (about 3/4 cup; 170g)
  • 16 ounces fresh fruit (volume will vary; 455g, such as pitted and halved cherries, blueberries, sliced peaches, small strawberries, or some assortment thereof, optional)
  • 1 fruit syrup (recipe, about 1/2 cup complementary, or jelly, for saucing the fruit, optional)
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