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New York Cheesecake Recipe

New York Cheesecake

For every holiday in recent years, I’ve been cooking cheesecakes. Every holiday a different cheesecake recipe, but that’s until I found this one. When I first found this recipe it was labelled as a ‘New York Cheesecake’.

Now I’m not from NY (though I am a huge Giants fan) so I don’t know if this stays accurate to how they make cheesecakes in New York or not. One thing I do know is that this recipe is a definite keeper and will remain on the top of my favourite desserts list for years to come.

It’s extremely easy to make, and the almond extract and macadamia nut crust give it a delicious and unique flavour. It goes great topped with cherry or blueberry pie filling, but you could use any fruit filling or none at all.

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New York Cheesecake Recipe

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  • 15 graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of the springform pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla, and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let the cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.
  • Author: Bobby
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Monday 22nd of December 2014

It took me many years to find the perfect cheesecake recipe- and then I lost it. Once I got over the initial heartbreak, I started searching the internet. I knew it contained whipping cream instead of sour cream and it involved leaving the cheesecake in the oven after turning it off. Then, in the farthest reaches of my mind, I remembered that the crust recipe had originally contained macadamia nuts. That's what lead me to your blog. Thank you so much for posting this recipe, I think this is the New York Cheesecake recipe I'm looking for. Thank you for saving me from having to start my hunt for the perfect cheesecake recipe all over again.


Saturday 11th of August 2012

niecy- Yes, you could use a different type of pan.


Friday 10th of August 2012

Hi I don't have a spring form pan. Could I use a different kind of pan???


Friday 3rd of December 2010


I need a fast reply, how much time should I let it bake if I want to make cheesecake cup cakes??

Please I need a fast reply because I want to make them today. Thanks


Thursday 16th of September 2010

This cheesecake is delicious, is really good. Im baking it right now again, i made already twice. Thank you for All your recipes theyre great