Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Authentic Pagliacci's New York Style Cheesecake


I've had food on the brain, you may have noticed.  Here's another recipe that I have to share because it is truly... Decadent.  Authentic.  Genuine.  Cheesecake.



Five eggs, five packages of cream cheese.  It doesn't get much more decadent than this.

Pagliacci's New York Style Cheesecake


  • Crust
  • 1 ¼ cups graham wafer crumbs (it's also good with vanilla wafer crumbs)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter , softened
  • Filling
  • 40 ounces cream cheese (5 pkg), room temperature
  • tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • tablespoons flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • eggs, room temperature
  • egg yolks
  • ¼ cup whipping cream

Directions:

  • 1
    Mix crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter and press into a 10" spring form pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 2
  •  Preheat oven to 500º.
  • 3
    Beat cream cheese with electric mixer in large bowl until very smooth. Blend in lemon juice and vanilla. Sift sugar, flour and salt together and gradually beat into cheese. Beat until creamy, smooth and light, about 5 minutes. Beat in eggs and yolks one at a time. Blend in cream. Pour into crust.
  • 4
    Bake 12 minutes.
  • 5
    Reduce oven temperature to 200º. Continue baking until tester inserted in centre comes out clean. The original recipe said for 45 minutes but I find that it takes longer.
  • 6
    Run a sharp knife around the edge of the pan. Cool cake completely and refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving.

  • Victoria BC was our home for 5 years, an amazing city in a beautiful part of the country.  Pagliacci's was my favourite restaurant for the wonderful Italian food, great atmosphere, and the amazing dessert menu.   Their New York Style Cheesecake was my usual choice, and one day while eating there I noticed an article posted on the wall beside me, printed in Bon Appetit magazine, listing the recipe for the very cheesecake I was eating.  I copied it onto a napkin with a lip pencil from my purse, transferred it to a recipe card when I got home, and I've been making it ever since.




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    86 comments:

    1. What gorgeous texture that cake has! It looks like butter. This is my first visit to your blog so I took sometime to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a great spot to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    2. Found this via Pinterest. What a lovely cheesecake! I will be making it today and I HOPE I can wait the 24 hours to let it sit in the refrigerator.

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    3. Just discovered your blog - the recipe for the Starbucks Lemon Poundcake sounds wonderful. I love to experiment with cheesecake - this one is next.

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    4. This one looks so perfect!
      I would love to have you share this or any other recipe of you at Wednesday Extravaganza - my foodie link party with a little special something! Here is the link:
      http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/wednesday-extravaganza.html

      Can't wait to see you there!

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    5. this looks so good!! like wow! I'm pinning and I'm following you! <3

      -Bethany @ Thesepiapuppy.blogspot.com

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    6. I'm from NY and this looks like the real thing...beautiful cheesecake and the city is gorgeous too. It would be great if you shared this recipe on my foodie friday party today.

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      1. Done, thank you :) Seeing NY up close and personal is on my bucket list!

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      2. It is interesting and intense in NYC but it doesn't look to be nearly as beautiful as Victoria.

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    7. I absolutely love cheesecake! This recipe looks really good. Love the photos you shared. Thanks for joining Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE! Following you now!

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    8. please come share this on my travel blogs weekly recipe link up! It looks delicious and with the holidays coming, i'd love for you to share it with everyone. http://www.katieslanguagecafe.com/2012/10/french-cuisine-friday-recipe-link-up-6.html

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    9. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday Crocktober Party!

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    10. That looks so good! I'm so glad I found you!

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    11. This looks absolutely wonderful. On visiting New York 5 years ago, the request from my brother was a piece of proper cheesecake. So armed with a plastic pot, before flying back to the UK we purchased him a piece. Then cradled it through the airport and all the way home. The response that was amazing where is the rest! All the recipes I have found so far have been nothing like it, this looks like the real thing and I am off to try it out. If it is that is a Christmas present taken care of and I will have a very happy brother.

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      1. What a great story, thanks for sharing! I love cheesecake and this one really is a winner in my eyes... I hope yours is a success!

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    12. There is nothing better than a good slice of New York cheesecake, and yours has me now drooling! I love B.C.--one summer I went to school in Langley, and I just loved it there--gorgeous.

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      1. Thank you! BC is truly beautiful...we were very sad to leave!

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    13. This looks so delicious, and I so enjoyed your post. Beautiful pics. Your newest follower from Debbiedoo's. :)

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    14. This is a great looking cheesecake
      The texture seems to be amazing !:)
      I'm pinning this

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    15. This looks amazing!!! We'll have to try it soon (; Just found your blog via Say Not Sweet Anne and became your most recent follower (: Can't wait to come back for more posts...Hope you have a lovely week!!

      Michele xoxo
      The Homesteading Cottage

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    16. I've never made a recipe for cheesecake that called for heavy cream - wow. It looks beautiful. My next holiday offering.

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    17. Your cheesecake looks AMAZING!!! So creamy. I wish I had a very large slice right now!

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    18. A big hello from Vancouver Island. I was visiting some new blogs tonight and saw this linky party and what stood out Pagliacci's cheesecake. I first started going there almost 30 years ago when I just moved to Victoria. I was hooked on the bread lol.

      Great to see pictures of Victoria. It is absolutely pouring out right now on this October 30 night.

      I am a new Canadian Follower of yours now. I live in Shawnigan Lake presently. It looks like you are in Ontario now.

      Will have to check out the rest of your site.

      So happy to meet you.

      Sheryl from www.daisyexpress.blogspot.com

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      1. A big hello to Shawnigan Lake from rainy Ontario, so glad you stopped by for a visit :)

        We've been back in Ontario for 15 years now but I LOVED living in BC. I'd forgotten about the bread at Pag's. Thanks for the reminder. I would soooo love to go there again!

        Heading over to Daisy Express for a visit!

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    19. i looove cheesecake. this looks ridiculously delicious!

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    20. Good evening Jenn, I love cheesecake and this New York Style Cheesecake is "right up my street", definitely one I am going to make. I found you via The Dedicated House and have become a follower. Sending you best wishes from England.... Daphne

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      1. Thank you Daphne! I hope you love this cheesecake as much as I do:) Waving at you from cold and rainy Ontario, Canada!

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    21. Your cheesecake looks gorgeous! I can tell by your picture that the texture has to be amazing!! Thank you so much for joining in at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!!

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    22. mmmm Cheesecake is awesome thank for sharing!stopping by from happy hour projects

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    23. Newest follower here! I found you through the Wednesday link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!
      -meandmr.com

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    24. Wow! Sounds amazing -- a perfect holiday treat! Thanks for linking on Busy Monday!

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    25. That looks SO AMAZING!!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you again today.

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    26. That looks so yummy, can't wait to try it! You were featured today on my link party, If you would like a featured button, I have them here: http://printabelle.com/?page_id=724 Thanks!

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    27. WOW this looks amazing!! Saw you linked up on a bunch of link parties. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop and added it to your list www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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    28. I LOVE cheesecake but have never made any myself. This looks gorgeous :)

      Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    29. This looks so yummmy! I'm plotting to take over the world with cheesecake at 10:30am. ;)

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    30. I absolutely adore cheesecake and this one looks so moist and delicious. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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    31. Thanks for linking up to Pin Me! I've pinned this!

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    32. Decadent indeed! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

      Cheers,
      Kathy Shea Mormino
      The Chicken Chick
      http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    33. Pagliacci's has been one of my favourite places for decades. I love their cheesecake. I'm really looking forward to giving this recipe a try. I've pinned it to my sweets board.

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    34. OH I LOVE CHEESECAKE, this one looks so light and fluffy! Thanks so much for sharing @ Miss Information.
      PS you will get lots more comments if you turn off your captcha :)

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    35. This looks AMAZING!!!! I could eat the computer screen ;)

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    36. Your cheesecake has such smooth texture....love it! Bookmarking for future bakes:D Thanks!

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    37. I had decided to make cheesecake for dessert for our Chanukah party and you just gave me the recipe. This looks luscious. Thanks for sharing at the Recipe Box.

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    38. YUM! Cheesecake is my favorite--and this looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe. And I'm pinning this to my Cheesecake board. New follower from the Addicted to Recipes hop.

      Sandy
      Cherished Handmade Treasures

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    39. Jenn, Wow!This really is REAL cheesecake. Nothing like it. Thanks for sharing the recipe in our Pin'Inspirational Thursday Linky Party!

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      1. It's the real deal :) Thanks again for hosting!

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    40. Hi there!
      Loving the blog! That cheesecake looks AMAZING!

      I am following through the blog hop!
      Hope you follow me back: http://chicgeekdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

      Jen @chicgeekdiary xx

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    41. Yum, Cheesecake is my favorite cake! Must try your recipe out, thank you for sharing and have a great day

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    42. Victoria is what I consider my home town, we only get to visit for a few weeks each summer. We've been to Pag's many times, though I never have room for dessert, so I've not had the cheesecake. It looks amazing, so creamy and delicious!

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    43. I'm going out tomorrow for the ingredients
      and making your cheese cake.. yummmm!
      Thanks for sharing.
      Sandy

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    44. This makes me want a piece now but I live in Honduras and it's not going to happen. I'll have to wait until I make it myself. Thank you for the recipe. It looks absolutely luscious.

      We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.
      http://simpleesue.com/soup-kitchen-recipes-italian-wedding-soup

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    45. Saw this on A Creative Princess link party. Looks amazing!! Pinning :)

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    46. This looks so great, I had to check it out and pin it for my Mom who LOVES NY cheesecake.
      I found you over at Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday :) Thanks for sharing.
      cass-eats.blogspot.com

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    47. Yum! I love cheesecake, and yours looks beyond delicious....

      hugs x
      Crystelle

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    48. I get to where I am just in a recipe posting mood. You know it really does look like cheesecake you get from the Cheesecake Factory or the other one, I believe it is Carnagie Deli! MMMM. That is beautiful. Thank you so much for linking up with me today for my first blog hop link up Jenn. I hope you will stop by again next week. I will be sharing the love via Facebook for your delicious recipe.

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    49. That cheesecake looks deadly! I'm just stopping in from Freedom Fridays. I'm a new Pinterest follower!

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    50. Hi Jen,
      Your Cheesecake is so elegant and looks delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

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    51. Hi Jenn~ Following you from the Valentine Inspirations Link up! Now following on GFC. Your cheesecake recipe will most definitely get my Sweetie in the "mood" if I make this for him on Valentine's Day:) Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    52. Looks amazingly yummy :) I need a piece right now and its only breakfast,ha... Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays...

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      1. Thanks again for sharing with us, featuring this week at Creative Mondays :)

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    53. looks so much easier to make than i would have thought! Thanks so much for sharing at the Humble Brag!

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    54. Oh my - your cheesecake is stunning! Just look at the creamy texture. Wow, I'm hungry for some.... love it!!

      Patricia @ ButterYum

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    55. Congratulations!
      Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

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    56. Oh. My. Yumminess!
      That looks delicious. This may be the first cheesecake I attempt to make.

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    57. YUMMO again and again...heavenly

      Jonell

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    58. I have just taken this beauty out of the oven..oh.my.God. ! It baked up very high above my pan though. Is this normal? 24 hours?....Don't know if it will last that long but I will try!!!

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    59. OMG that cheesecake looks super tasty!And so does everything else in your blog ^^Dropping by from the Friday Flash Blog Hop.

      New follower with GFC
      GabsG(BeautyMadness)
      http://beautymadn3ss.blogspot.com/

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    60. Finally linking up with my Friday Flash Blog community. Thanks for linking up and sharing in the fun! Have a terrific week and see you on Friday.

      Jennifer
      www.TheJennyEvolution.com

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    61. Mmmmm...I love cheesecake! Yours truly looks good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing at The Shady Porch Rock N Share! Blessings, D

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    62. How do you wait 24 hours?? :) This has to be divine! I will definitely try it.

      xo
      Pat

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    63. Looks fab, Jenn. Thanks for joining in the cake extravaganza. Cheers

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    64. I love cheesecake! Thanks for linking up at Tried and True Recipe party! http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/06/tried-and-true-recipes-15.html

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    65. you are so scorching.

      Here is my web site; xerox Phaser 8560Mfp [vps-115-146-20-228.Secure.ne.jp]

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    66. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at this week's Throwback Thursday party.

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    67. Wow! That looks amazing. I've been looking for a recipe like this for years. I like the ricotta cheese cake, but this looks as rich and delicious as any I've bought in NY. Thanks for sharing at Tapas Tuesday Social Happy Hour :)

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    68. I live in Victoria BC and love Pagliacci's and their NY style cheescake. I am sooo glad that I found your site and their recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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    69. Hi Jenn. I just wanted to let you know that we are featuring this amazingly delicious looking Cheesecake post at our Making Monday Features. Come take a look ~ thanks for linking up. :) Happy Thanksgiving. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-features/

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    70. Hi this looks and sounds amazing and I LOVE cheese cake, I pinned it and thanks for sharing at Mums make lists party.
      Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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    71. your recipe looks amazing.
      Debi @ Adorned From Above

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    72. G'day! Looks fantastic! I can almost taste this from here!
      Great recipe to share at the Foodie Friends Friday Copycat Recipes Party
      Cheers! Joanne

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    73. Jen, this looks so awesome. Worthy of a fine restaurant or bakery! Pinned it to my Cheesecake Yum! board.
      If you haven't stopped by today's blog hop on Ducks 'n a Row please do. Feel free to share this post and any others you'd like to! My readers will LOVE it.

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    74. This recipe is so near to the one that I make that I just combined the two differences and it is in the oven now. My Mother found a New York Style Cheesecake recipe in the Sun News, in Myrtle Beach, SC probably 25-30 years ago and it was the first time I had ever had cheesecake. Now I continue making this for my family. The recipe I have lists orange and lemon zest in the ingredients and does not have the vanilla extract. So I used them all. My cooking directions were mostly the same. I am excited to have a slice of this with the vanilla and lemon juice :) I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for sharing too!

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      1. it was a bit lemony, so I made mine without the added lemon juice but including the fruit zest. Anyway, I took them both to work today and your recipe was gone before I left work. I came home with 2 slices left of mine. Both were enjoyed by all! Thanks!!

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      2. Yay! So glad to hear they turned out well! Thanks for all of your input...I might try it with some zest myself next time and cut back the lemon juice :)

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