Creamy Classic New York cheesecake

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Creamy Classic New York cheesecake

This Creamy Classic New York cheesecake will become an instant favorite. It’s one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had – it tastes amazing! To learn how to make it perfect, read all my tips in the post below.

Yield: 12 servings

Creamy Classic New York cheesecake

Classic New York cheesecake

This Creamy Classic New York cheesecake will become an instant favorite. It’s one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had – it tastes amazing! To learn how to make it perfect, read all my tips in the post below.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (150 g) graham cracker, digestive biscuits, or vanilla wafer crumbs (pulse in a food processor until finely ground)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 and 1/2 tablespoons (65 g) unsalted butter, melted

Filling:

  • 32 ounces (900 g) full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/8 cups (225 g/8 oz.) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Grated lemon zest from 1 small lemon (1 teaspoon)

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