Monday, January 9, 2023

Brooklyn Style Cheesecake with a Nut Crust


My husband and I were busy each day this week putting a bit of the Christmas decorations. away, and today we finished undecorating the tree. We try to leave the tree up and lit for the Epiphany on January 6th every year, and this year was no exception.  It was always a very special celebration for my Mother and I always think of her extra dearly that day.  Since we were so busy I am keeping this post short by sharing a delicious cheesecake recipe I made for Christmas Eve.  It is King Arthur Flour's recipe for Brooklyn Style Cheesecake! With a title like that, how could I resist trying this cheesecake?

 I lived in Brooklyn, New York, most of my life and often enjoyed a slice of the famous Junior's Cheesecake slice when I shopped downtown.  The only change I made in the recipe was instead of the very unique and delightful-looking vanilla cake crust that the King Arthur Flour cheesecake called for I made a gluten-free pecan nut crust as we had a guest that had to eat gluten-free.  

As you can see the cheesecake was very light, creamy, and delicious.

You can find King Arthur's Recipe here and their very detailed step-by-step King Arthur Blog post on how to make it here.

The gluten-free, No Bake Pecan Nut Crust was so good and easy to make that I am going to make it every time I make a cheesecake from now on! 

No Bake Pecan Nut Crust


2 cups pecans
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
6 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt


Chop pecans in a food processor or blender until fairly finely chopped.  Remove to a bowl.
Melt butter and mix with the chopped nuts 
Add sugar and salt to the mixture.
Pat into the bottom of a pie pan or springform pan to form a crust and shape some of the nut mixtures along the sides of the pan as desired.

Pour in the pie ingredients or cheesecake mixture and bake as the recipe instructs.

Our weather has remained wintery and the snow we had last week is lingering longer than usual but it is so pretty!

This morning I saw this unusual sight! It is a beautiful rainbow or "Circumhorizontal Arc" cloud.  Ice crystals in a high-altitude cloud act as a prism and create bright colors when the sun shines through them.  It did not last long but gave me a lot of joy!

Happy 2023!

I hope you will have a joyful week!

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eileeninmd said...

Hello, Pat

Your Cheesecake looks delicious! Love your snowy landscapes and the deer are adorable. The rainbow is a lovely treat to see. Take care, have a great week ahead.

R's Rue said...

So delicious.

Sharon Wagner said...

Greetings from the beach! I gave you a shout out on my blog. Hooray for freebies. I've been baking cheesecake bars with an Oreo crust, a toasted coconut version and a raspberry. I'm planning on doing more cooking and baking in Costa Rica this year. Today I'm making a chocolate, earl grey olive oil cake. Untested. I already made a big pot of Mexican chicken soup.

Linda W. said...

That cheesecake looks delicious!

Hena Tayeb said...

Looks delectable! And what a gorgeous rainbow you captured.

William Kendall said...

Who could pass on cheesecake?

Lorrie said...

What a yummy looking cheesecake! The pecan crust sounds so good, too.

Gillena Cox said...

Delicious looking cheescake. Yes its time to put away the Christmas Decor


Amila said...

wow! This cheesecake looks very delicious.And beautiful photos too...

EricaSta said...

Happy to read you in 2023 again on
MosaicMonday ... dear blogfriend,
Thank you for sharing.

Yummy, I must try this recipe it
looks very delicious. I will trotzdem
maybe with another nuts.

Have a wonderful week.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pat,

I wish I could taste a piece of your cheesecake, YUM!
Love your sweet deer photo, they are cute critters.
Beautiful snowy scenes, love the rainbow.
Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post.
Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

Laura | Everyday Edits said...

Happy New Year Pat. I keep my tree up with just the lights through the theEphiphany.
That cheesecake recipe looks delicious and yummy! Our front yard looks like spring and our backyard (north facing) looks like winter! And it's icy!
Happy New Year Pat! xo laura

ellen b. said...

That is an amazing looking cheesecake! Great idea for the crust to make the dessert gluten free. Love that unique rainbow. Happy day to you!

Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers said...

Omg, your cheesecake looks divine! I'm featuring you at this week's #HomeMattersParty. Thanks for sharing!

Lowcarb team member said...

Definitely a yummy looking cheesecake.
How lovely that rainbow looks.

Many thanks for all the photographs here on your post, I enjoyed seeing them.

Enjoy your January days.

All the best Jan

Joanne said...

That cheesecake looks amazing!! We've had several Junior's cheesecakes delivered to us since my husband works with a company out of that same area and they send him cheesecakes every now and then as a "thank you." They are SO good!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Yummy cheesecake, beautiful rainbow and a Happy New Year to you.

Rostrose said...

Dear Pat,
I am very excited about your winter weather photos with the deer! And your cheesecake is also a feast for the eyes!
All the best from Austria!

Jim said...


Little Wandering Wren said...

I thought for one moment the cheesecake was a wonderful accompaniment to undressing the Christmas Tree! Happy New Year Pat may it be full of more wonderful rainbow clouds!
Wren x

Joyful said...

Fantastic sky shot. The snow scenes are beautiful and the cheesecake looks very delicious.

Alana said...

I’ve eaten in Juniors once but have had their cheesecakes several times. Yummy!. What a beautiful cloud, too.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A beautiful and unusual rainbow. Looks like it's giving the tree a hug! Never seen anything like it.

Veronica Lee said...

Your cheesecake looks divine!

And your photos are beautiful as always, Pat.

diane b said...

That cheesecake looks scrumptious. The snowy pics are so pretty too. We have taken down our lights and decorations. Luckily I had Carol here to help.It gets harder each year to put them up and take them down.

Adam Jones said...

I do love a cheesecake, and that one looks particularly yummy.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pat,
Thanks again for linking up and sharing your post. I love seeing the deer!
Pretty winter landscapes, the rainbow is beautiful.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, happy Sunday, have a great new week. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Lisa said...

What an amazing sight that must have been. I've not seen a rainbow like that before.

Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year! Unusual rainbow. You are blessed to have seen and captured that image. Thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

Your photos of winter scenes are lovely! I pinned your cheesecake recipe!
Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 48.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The ice rainbow is stunning -- what perfect timing to be there for a picture -- thank you for sharing. .... And that cheesecake oh my gosh that looks so delicious. The crust sounds wonderful even if you are not gluten free.