Diary of a Foodie

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New York Style Cheesecake

This is one of my favorite desserts. It never disappoints. It's always delicious and easy to make. And if you don't like cheesecake, I don't think we can be friends anymore.

New York Style Cheesecake


1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
1 stick butter, melted
1/4 c sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Pour butter over the crumbs and mix with a fork until butter coats all the crumbs. Press the buttery crumbs into a springform pan, using a greased glass cup to punch them down into an even layer. Bake crust at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven after ten minutes and let cool slightly before topping it with cheesecake mixture.

4-8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp pure vanilla
3 eggs

Cream together the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add sugar, salt, vanilla and eggs and beat until creamy and all ingredients well incorporated. Pour into prepared crust and bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes, or until center is set. Allow cheesecake to cool on counter for 2 hours, then remove springform, refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap, and cool for 4-6 hours before eating. Top the cheesecake
 with your favorite fruit, chocolate sauce, salted caramel, hot fudge, etc...

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