The Best New York-Style Cheesecake Recipe

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Rich and creamy, this classic New York-Style Cheesecake gets gussied up with fresh strawberry sauce. Today I’m teaching you exactly how to make this dreamy dessert at home.


For the Crust:

2 cups graham crackers, pulsed into crumbs

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

7 tablespoons butter, melted

For the New York-Style Cheesecake:

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, very soft

1 cup Full-Fat Sour Cream

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

3 large eggs + 2 egg yolks, at room temperature

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 cup heavy cream

For the Fresh Strawberry Sauce:

1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/4 cup sugar

1 small lemon, zested


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F).

For the Crust:

  1. Lightly spray a 9″ springform pan with non-stick spray; set aside.
  2. In the body of a blender or food processor combine graham crackers, sugar, and salt; blend until the crackers have been completely pulsed to crumbs. Add melted butter; stir well to combine. Press down firmly into the prepared 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

For the New York-Style Cheesecake Filling:

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