New York-style strawberry cheesecake

New York-Style Strawberry Cheesecake

homemade New York-style strawberry cheesecake is a classic dessert that’s loved by many. With its rich and creamy texture, tangy flavor, and sweet strawberry topping, it’s the perfect treat for any occasion. Making a perfect cheesecake can be a bit intimidating, but with the right techniques and tips, it can be an easy and enjoyable process.

To start, it’s important to use high-quality ingredients. The cream cheese, in particular, is the star of the show, so using a high-quality brand can make a big difference in the final result. Be sure to use full-fat cream cheese and let it come to room temperature before mixing it with the other ingredients.

Another key factor in making the perfect cheesecake is the crust. A graham cracker crust is a classic choice, but you can also use other types of cookies or biscuits for a unique twist. Be sure to mix the crust ingredients well and press them firmly into the bottom of the pan. Baking the crust before adding the cheesecake batter will help it set and prevent it from getting soggy.

When it comes to making the cheesecake batter, it’s important to mix it thoroughly to ensure a smooth and creamy texture. Be sure to add the ingredients in the order listed and mix them one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. When adding the eggs, be careful not to overmix, as this can result in a dense and heavy cheesecake.

Baking the cheesecake may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite simple. The key is to bake it low and slow. This means baking it at a low temperature (around 325°F) for a longer period of time (45 to 50 minutes). This will help the cheesecake cook evenly and prevent it from cracking.

Once the cheesecake is baked, it’s important to let it cool to room temperature before refrigerating it. This will help it set properly and prevent condensation from forming on the surface. You can then top it with your favorite fruit, such as strawberries or blueberries, or serve it plain.

In summary, making the perfect homemade New York-style strawberry cheesecake requires high-quality ingredients, a well-made crust, thorough mixing of the cheesecake batter, and low and slow baking. By following these tips and techniques, you’ll be able to create a delicious and impressive dessert that’s sure to impress your friends and family.


  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar



1 ) Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2 ) In a bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar until well combined.

3 ) Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and bake for 10 minutes.

4 ) In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.

5 ) Gradually add in the 1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar and continue to beat until well combined.

6 ) Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated.

7 ) Add in the sour cream, heavy cream, and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.

8 ) Pour the cheesecake batter over the baked crust.

9 ) Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the cheesecake is set but still slightly jiggly in the center.

10 ) Let the cheesecake cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

11 ) In a small saucepan, combine the sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries break down and the mixture thickens, about 15 minutes.

12 ) Let the strawberry mixture cool, then spread it over the top of the cheesecake. Slice and serve the cheesecake chilled. Enjoy!


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