New York Style Cheesecake with Tart Cherry Coulis

 Graham Cracker Nut Crust:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs 
1 cup pecans, finely chopped in food processer 
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
Cheese Mixture:
4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup whole milk
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
¼ cup flour, all-purpose
Zest of 1 large lemon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Tart Cherry Coulis
1 bag frozen Tart Cherries
1 cup water
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter 9 inch springform pan.  Prepare crust. 
Place graham cracker crumbs and chopped pecans in a bowl.  Melt butter and pour over crust mixture.  Mix well until all butter is incorporated.  Press into bottom, and up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan.  Place in refrigerator to chill.
Prepare filling.  In a stand mixer, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Slowly mix in milk, and then the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla, lemon zest and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.  This can be done 24-48 hours in advance for ease of preparation.  An hour before serving, prepare the Tart Cherry Coulis. 
Place frozen Tart Cherries, water, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan.  Bring to a simmer.  Simmer until mixture thickens to coat the back of a wooden spoon.  Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.   Sauce will thicken more as it cools.  If it becomes too thick, simply add a bit of water and stir. 
Serve chilled cheesecake with Tart Cherry Coulis.  Enjoy! 

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