New York-Style Cheesecake

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Sink your fork into a slice of pure indulgence with our New York-style cheesecake recipe. This iconic dessert hails from the bustling streets of the Big Apple and has won the hearts of dessert enthusiasts around the world. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of creating this velvety, rich, and oh-so-decadent cheesecake that is sure to become the star of your dessert table.

New York-Style Cheesecake is a decadent dessert that has become an iconic part of American culinary culture. Its origins can be traced back to ancient Greece, where a simple cheesecake made of cheese, honey, and wheat was served to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. Over time, the recipe evolved, and it made its way to ancient Rome, where eggs were added to create a custardy texture.

The cheesecake continued to evolve throughout history, and when European immigrants brought their recipes to America, the New York-style cheesecake was born. This variation is characterized by its rich and creamy texture, thanks to the generous use of cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs.

Today, New York-Style Cheesecake is cherished around the world. Its smooth and dense filling, often paired with a graham cracker crust, is a beloved treat served in bakeries, restaurants, and homes. Whether topped with fresh fruit, chocolate, or caramel, it remains a symbol of indulgence and comfort.

New York-Style Cheesecake

New York-style cheesecake is a dessert that needs no introduction. Its dense and creamy texture, combined with a slightly tangy flavor, creates a culinary masterpiece that has stood the test of time. What sets this cheesecake apart is its simplicity—featuring a graham cracker crust and a luscious cream cheese filling, it lets the flavors shine through in every velvety bite.

Our recipe captures the essence of the classic New York-style cheesecake, allowing you to recreate the magic in your own kitchen. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply treating yourself to a moment of indulgence, this cheesecake promises a symphony of flavors and a taste of dessert perfection.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 75 mins Rest Time 4 hrs Total Time 5 hrs 45 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 12 Calories: 533.55 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

For the Crust:

For the Filling:

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) and grease a 9-inch springform pan.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter for the crust.

  3. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to create an even layer.

  4. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy.

  5. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until well combined and fluffy.

  6. Mix in vanilla extract.

  7. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  8. Stir in sour cream and heavy cream until the filling is smooth and creamy.

  9. Pour the filling over the crust in the pan.

  10. Tap the pan gently on the counter to remove air bubbles.

  11. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly.

  12. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit in the oven for 1 hour.

  13. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.

  14. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, or overnight, before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 533.55kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42.09g65%
Saturated Fat 24.41g123%
Trans Fat 1.13g
Cholesterol 178.58mg60%
Sodium 295.34mg13%
Potassium 156.18mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 33.33g12%
Dietary Fiber 0.13g1%
Sugars 29.39g
Protein 7.67g16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.

Note

Tips and Variations:
  • Top with fresh berries, fruit compote, or chocolate ganache for added flavor.
  • Experiment with different crust variations, such as using chocolate or gingersnap cookies.
  • For a tangy twist, add a touch of lemon zest to the filling.
  • Customize the toppings with crushed nuts, caramel drizzle, or whipped cream.
  • Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature for a smooth and creamy filling.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Enjoy a slice as a show-stopping dessert at parties or gatherings.
  • Pair with a cup of coffee or tea for a delightful afternoon treat.
  • Serve as the grand finale to a special dinner.
Allergen Information:
  • Dairy: This recipe typically includes cream cheese and sour cream, both of which contain dairy. For those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies, consider using dairy-free alternatives available in stores.

  • Eggs: Eggs are a common ingredient in cheesecake recipes and may pose an allergy risk for some individuals. Egg substitutes can be used for those with egg allergies or dietary preferences.

  • Gluten: If you or your guests have gluten allergies or sensitivities, be sure to use gluten-free graham crackers or alternative crust options.

Wine or Drink Pairing:
  • Wine: A classic pairing for New York-Style Cheesecake is a sweet dessert wine, such as a late-harvest Riesling or a Muscat. These wines complement the richness of the cheesecake while providing a pleasant contrast.

  • Coffee: A strong cup of coffee or espresso can be a wonderful companion to a slice of New York-Style Cheesecake, as the bitterness of coffee balances the sweetness of the dessert.

Storage and Leftovers:
  • Refrigeration: Leftover cheesecake should be covered with plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can stay fresh for up to 5-7 days.

  • Freezing: Cheesecake can also be frozen for longer storage. To freeze, wrap individual slices or the whole cake in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. It can be frozen for up to 2-3 months.

  • Thawing: When ready to enjoy frozen cheesecake, transfer it to the refrigerator for several hours or overnight to allow it to thaw gradually. Avoid thawing it at room temperature to maintain its texture.

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