New York-Style Cheesecake

Total Time:
12 hr 10 min
10 min
9 hr
3 hr

about 8 servings

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • Cheesecake:
  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

Make the Crust: Stir all ingredients with fork and press into 8-inch springform pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Make the filling: Allow the cream cheese and eggs to sit out for about 1 hour before mixing. Mix the cream cheese and sugar in a mixer on low speed. Add the eggs 1 at a time; then add the vanilla.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake at 275 degrees F for 90 minutes. Turn the oven off but do not open the oven door for 3 hours. Refrigerate for 8 hours before removing from the pan.

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I honestly have to give this recipe a 5. I've read the reviews but I have to disagree. I've never had a problem with this cheesecake being dry. Of course I use a water bath and only let it sit in dormant oven for an hour with the door cracked. It comes out perfect every time and I have made many variations based on this recipe as well. My friends and family ask for this all the time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will never use this recipe again! Its nothing like New York cheesecake! It is way too sweet. Recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar, I would suggest using only 1, if not less. I followed directions precisely, and it looked perfect after the 90 minute baking was done. But while it sat in the oven after baking, it collapsed. It doesn't even taste like cheesecake. Wish I could give it a negative 5 rating! item not reviewed by moderator and published
good basic to follow.... I messed with this a bit and it turned out great!! First I used one reduced fat cream chz, and one regular, one cup of sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp vanilla, and then...... are you ready?? ...... 7 tablspns of POWERED Peanut butter.!! one it helped with the moisture, and two the powdered in 85% reduced fat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think I have the solution to all the complaints about sweetness and dryness. I read everyone's comments before I did my own recipe. I had never heard of flour in cheesecake, but I had heard of sour cream. I eliminated 1/2 cup sugar and added a scant 1/3 cup sour cream. Also, instead of letting it dry out for 3 hours in a dormant oven. I upped the temperature to 325 and let it bake for 30 minutes more, then let it set for an hour in a dormant oven. Worked fine and got a brown top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cheesecake is great. Very easy to make, almost fool proof. I do spice it up just a bit by putting in a couple pinches of cinnamon in my crust and a shake of cinnamon in the mix.I have not had anyone turn this cheesecake away. To keep from being to dry I place a cookie sheet in the oven with some water in it. This is the perfect cheesecake if you like a sweet cheesecake; as my family does. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make but much too sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved this recipe. It is so easy to make. It is the first recipe that doesn't run on me and it taste so go. The only thing I don't do in the recipe is let it sit in the oven for 3 hours. I let it sit for one hour and with the oven cracked a little, it doesn't seem to dry out so bad. But I love this recipe. Give it a try. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cheesecake yesterday. Some people liked a lot and some did not because it was too sweet. I loved it and so did my husband. I guess it depends if you like really sweet cheesecake or not. If you like it sweet this is your type of cheesecake. The only thing that I changed which made it perfect was that I bought the pie crust because I did not have time to do it myself. In addition, it was very easy to make. Next time I would probably use less sugar and add a little bit of vanilla extract. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the recipe I followed it to the T. Everybody ate it at Thanksgiving they were even fighting for seconds. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After waiting over 3 hours in total I was absolutely disappointed with this cheesecake. I followed everything to a "T". It tasted more like candied cream cheese than a new york style cheesecake. Way too sweet for my taste and what a waste of cream cheese...which is not that cheap. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I will be making a New York style cheesecake. After reading all the comments everyone has made, and yours, what do you mean by a water bath. I've never heard of that and I thought I would try your idea. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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