New York Cheesecake is a smooth, creamy dessert that is decant and always a favorite! This is an easy cheesecake that anyone can make.
When you walk out with this rich decadent creamy dessert in your hands, you are going to become the most popular person in the room. Everyone loves a good cheesecake, but this is an incredible cheesecake, that surprisingly simple to make. Anyone can do this and become the hero of dessert. Cheesecake is a dessert that will be devoured, so be prepared. You may not have very many leftovers.
A wonderful thing about this New York Cheesecake, is it is a blank canvas of richness ready to be topped with your favorites. But it can also stand alone.You do not need to know all the ends and outs of making a cheesecake, I will give them to you here. If you haven’t attempted a cheesecake before, this is the recipe to try it with. Everyone loves a good cheesecake, and this one will not disappoint.
Super simple ingredients! Most of these ingredients you already have in your pantry.
Simple and delicious, this buttery sweet crumb crust is the perfect bottom layer for New York Cheesecake!
Whether there is a crack or not in your New York Cheesecake will not affect the taste at all, this is all about being pleasing to the eye. When I am eating cheesecake, it really does not matter to me how it looks. These are just some great tips to help try and avoid the cracks.
I am not sure I have ever had a bad cheesecake, but this is definitely the BEST I have ever made or had. Here are some tips to make yours the same.
This is a gorgeous tasty stand alone dish, or you can top it to your heart’s content. I like to have lots of topping choices available for people to choose from. Almost like a cheesecake topper buffet.
Cheesecake is a dessert that is rich, velvety and customizable. It is a once in awhile, special occasion dessert. It takes time to make it, but the effort is worth the oohs and ahhs! There are many desserts that are like that, they take time an effort, but are worth it. These are extremely flavorful, decadent and some of the best out there. Here are tried and true special desserts you have to try!
Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter together. This should resemble damp sand.
Pour your crumb mixture into the prepared springform pan and press evenly into the pan. You can use the bottom of a flat glass or a flat measuring cup to really press it in well and get a nice, even crust.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool completely.
Add sugar and sour cream and mix at medium/low speed until just combined. Scrape the bowl again and mix 10 seconds.
Add eggs and beat on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds-1 minute. Scrape the bowl again.
Add vanilla and lemon zest. Beat until just combined. At this point your batter should be smooth and fairly runny.
Using very hot water, add water to the baking sheet/ until thee is about 1 ½ inch of water around the springform pan. On a rack in the lower 3rd of the oven, carefully move your pan into the oven.
Bake for 1-1 ½ hours. After about an hour of baking, check the cheesecake’s consistency. A slight jiggle of the pan (while still in the oven) should tell you if it’s ready or needs more time. The cheesecake should be jiggly, but not liquid. If it seems very liquidy still, give it 15 more minutes and check it again.
Once the cheesecake is firm, yet jiggly, turn the oven off but leave the cheesecake in the oven for another hour or so, until the oven has cooled down. Resist the temptation to open the oven during this time! The purpose of this step is to allow the cheesecake to cool slowly as the oven cools. Doing this will prevent it from cracking, as one of the biggest reasons cheesecakes crack is the drastic temperature change going from the hot oven into the much cooler kitchen.
Once the oven and the cheesecake are cooled, remove from the oven and carefully remove the foil lining the pan.
Chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
Before serving, run a knife around the edge of the pan to ensure an easy release when the springform is removed.
Top with desired toppings and enjoy!
Calories516kcal (26%)Carbohydrates41g (14%)Protein8g (16%)Fat36g (55%)Saturated Fat20g (100%)Trans Fat1gCholesterol171mg (57%)Sodium390mg (16%)Potassium179mg (5%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar35g (39%)Vitamin A1350IU (27%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium116mg (12%)Iron1mg (6%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
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