New York-Style Cheesecake

New York-Style Cheesecake
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7 Reviews
New York-style cheesecake uses sour cream to create a dense and creamy filling. Then sour cream is combined with a little sugar and vanilla and spread on top of the cheesecake to give it an extra tang.
20 min
Prep Time
3:40
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/4 cups
graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 tablespoons
sugar

Filling

3 (8-ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup
sugar
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1/2 cup
sour cream
2 teaspoons
vanilla
2 teaspoons
freshly grated lemon zest

Topping

1 1/2 cups
sour cream
2 tablespoons
sugar
1 teaspoon
vanilla

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Wrap outside of 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil. Lightly grease inside of pan. 
  2. Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Press onto bottom and 1-inch up sides of prepared pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
  3. Combine cream cheese and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Gradually add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1/2 cup sour cream,  2 teaspoons vanilla and lemon zest. Beat at low speed until well mixed.
  4. Pour cream cheese mixture into baked crust. Place cheesecake onto center rack of oven. Place pan of warm water on rack below cheesecake to prevent cracking. Bake 85-90 minutes or until set 2 inches from edge of pan. (Center will not be set.)
  5. Combine 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Evenly spread over top of hot cheesecake. Continue baking 7 minutes. 
  6. Loosen sides of cheesecake from pan by running knife around inside of pan; remove sides of pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  7. Cover, refrigerate 8 hours or overnight before serving. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

A large crack will form around cheesecake. Cheesecake will settle when cooled.

Variation: Chocolate Cheesecake: Add 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips, melted and cooled, to cheesecake with sour cream and vanilla. Bake as directed above.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
330
Cholesterol
110mg
Carbohydrates
21g
Protein
6g
Fat
25g
Sodium
190mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I made this cheese cake about 3 years ago and it turned out great. Just remembered about it this weekend and made it again and you guess what? The guests loved it. Highly recommended.

Rating

BEST Cheesecake EVER!!! Dont skip the sour cream layer...it is WELL worth it!!! Easy to prepare...hardest part is waiting on it to cool to eat!!! FABULOUS!!! Have made this recipe for ALL of our special occasions since 2006. THANKS!!!

Rating

Delicious!!!! I would highly recommend this recipe.

Rating

This was a very easy and delicious recipe!

Rating

Best cheese cake ever! Everyone I've made it for loved it!! And it can be very versitile!

Rating

This recipe was dry, crumbly, and did not have very good taste. The flavor was not rich and the cake was not creamy. Perhaps I did something wrong, but I have made cheesecakes before (which did not crack--this one did) and they tasted way better than this. I would not make again.

Rating

I thought this recipe was very easy to make. It has a wonderful flavor and does remind me of Cheesecake I used to get in NY many years ago.

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