The Best New York-Style Cheesecake

Rich and creamy, this classic New York Style Cheesecake is always a crowd-pleaser! Made with a graham cracker crust and an ultra creamy filling, this is sure to become one of your favorite cheesecake recipes.
Rich and creamy, this classic New York Style Cheesecake is always a crowd-pleaser! Made with a graham cracker crust and an ultra creamy filling, this is sure to become one of your favorite cheesecake recipes.

Ingredients
For the Crust:
  • 2 cups graham crackers, pulsed into crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted

For the New York-Style Cheesecake:
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, very soft
  • 1 cup Full-Fat Sour Cream
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs + 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

For the Fresh Strawberry Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced, divided 
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 small lemon, zested

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F).


For the Crust:
  1. Lightly spray a 9" springform pan with non-stick spray; set aside.
  2. In the body of a blender or food processor combine graham crackers, sugar, and salt; blend until the crackers have been completely pulsed to crumbs. Add melted butter; stir well to combine. Press down firmly into the prepared 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

For the New York-Style Cheesecake Filling:
  1. In the body of a high power blender, food processor, stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a large bowl using a hand held mixer, beat the softened cream cheese and sour cream until completely smooth.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth, scraping down the sides and bottom of bowl as needed. Add in the eggs and yolks; beat until smooth. Stir in the flour, mixing just until combined.
  3. Quickly stir in the cream, mixing just until it's incorporated in the batter.
  4. Pour filling into prepared crust, and spread evenly.