Marx Bros. Cheesecake

From: (Stephanie da Silva)
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1993 08:46:26 GMT

From Bon Appetit, April 1989

1/4 cup plus 2 tablspoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon toasted pecans (about 2 ounces) finely ground
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 250F.  Rub 2 tablespoons butter over bottom and up sides of
10 inch diameter springform pan with 3 inch high sides.  Add pecans, shaking
and turning pan to coat bottom and sides.  Mix cracker crumbs with remaining
1/2 cup butter in small bowl.  Press into bottom of pan.

Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese in large bowl until softened.  Add
sugar, eggs, yolks and vanilla and beat until smooth.  Fold in sour cream.
Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake until knife inserted 2 inches from
center comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours.  Turn off oven.  Leave cheesecake
in oven 20 minutes.  Transfer to rack and cool completely.  Refrigerate


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