This is the creamiest and most glorious New York Style Cheesecake ever – and when topped with a fresh strawberry topping? Classic Strawberry Cheesecake and quintessential cheesecake perfection!
With a buttery graham cracker crust and ultra creamy filling, this easy-to-make traditional cheesecake is sure to become one of your favorite cheesecake recipes. Loaded with sweet red strawberries, the sensational fresh strawberry topping makes this the cheesecake of your dreams - decadent, silky, creamy, fresh and flavorful – a stunning showstopper for any special occasion!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL CHEESECAKE AND NEW YORK STYLE CHEESECAKE?
There are so many different types of cheesecakes, each with their own unique set of ingredients and methods! Traditional, New York Style, Basque, No Bake and even Vegan!
WHAT MAKES THIS NEW YORK STYLE STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE SO SPECIAL?
CHEESECAKE TIPS & TRICKS:
HOW DO I KEEP MY CHEESECAKE FROM CRACKING?
LET'S HAVE A CHEESECAKE PARTY!
For easy and fun entertaining, serve this Classic New York Style Cheesecake naked with fun toppings on the side, and let your guests pick their favorite! Even more fun than an Ice Cream Sundae Party - everyone LOVES this!
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GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:
14 full sheets honey Graham crackers (2 cups crumbs)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter (melted)
4 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk (room temperature)
4 8 oz. pkgs. full fat cream cheese (very soft)
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
1 cup full fat sour cream (room temperature)
zest from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
FRESH STRAWBERRY TOPPING:
2 pounds red & ripe strawberries (hulled, rinsed and drained)
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons Jello strawberry gelatin powder
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
STABILIZED WHIPPED CREAM:
1 teaspoon Knox unflavored gelatin powder
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 9-inch round 2 3/4” high springform pan
1 slow cooker liner or oven roasting bag (optional but HIGHLY recommended)
18-inch wide heavy duty aluminum foil
1 large roasting pan (make sure that your springform pan fits INSIDE of this pan!)
nonstick cooking spray
HOW I MAKE THIS:
YIELD: 16-20 Servings
For easy and fun entertaining, serve this Classic New York Style Cheesecake naked with fun toppings on the side, and let your guests pick their favorite! Everyone LOVES this!
Original recipe created by Snowflakes & Coffeecakes published June 2012;
revised & reposted April 2022.
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