Nov 5, 2010

Papa Sliker's NY Style Cheesecake

In the numbed days after Tom's father died, the family received love and support from Kath's former employer Webb-Lorah. They brought a lot of food over for the family and visited a little. They reminded us of the famous Jim Sliker Cheesecake and how Jim would make one for them every single Christmas and bring it by their offices. The cheesecake was amazing and we would often request one when we went to visit. The whole thing was odd because he really wasn't known for cooking or baking. It's not like he loved to bake or was paricularly good at it, I'm not even sure if he baked anything else, just his famous cheesecake. Thinking about him, missing him, I dug out the recipe and want to pass it on in his memory.
  • 4 8-oz. cream cheese
  • 2 16-ounce sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
Soften cream cheese (do not microwave). Add sugar gradually to cream cheese and beat til light n fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each egg addition. Add sour cream and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pre-heat oven to 350. Pour mix into springform 10" pan after putting in graham cracker crust (see recipe below). Bake until lightly brown, about 50-60 minutes. DO NOT open oven (he meant this). Let cool in oven at least 3 hours.
Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 1 3/4 cup crumbs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar

(Make first and refrigerate while you're making the cheesecake)

Press into springform pan and a little up the sides using back of tablespoon. Pour in cheesecake batter and bake.

1 comment:

LiLBit1067 said...

Jim Sliker sounds like he liked his coworkers enough to spend extra time and effort on something he wasn't known for....baking. He made the extra effort, learning and creating something, making something obviously very yummy for them! That takes a special person, which obviously was exactly who Jim Sliker was. ��

Thank you for sharing a little about him and sharing his secret recipe! I will slap anyone's hands off if they open the oven door at any time during the baking/cooling time! ������

Nancy ✌️