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NY Style Homemade Cheesecake

Homemade cheesecake is a rich and creamy dessert with a classic flavor. Try this New York style recipe to impress your friends and family!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword New York Cheesecake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 Servings



  • 2 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted Butter
  • 3 tbsp Sugar


  • 32 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sour Cream


  • Heavily grease a springform pan.
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter snd 3 tablespoons of sugar. Mix well.
  • Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of prepared pan.
  • Place in freezer while preparing filling.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with mixer until fluffy.
  • Add remaining sugar, cornstarch and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate.
  • Add sour cream and stir until blended.
  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Pour filling into crust.
  • Place the cheesecake pan into a large, deep pan.
  • Fill the pan halfway up with hot water. This is your water bath and will help ensure your cheesecake comes out crack free.
  • Bake for 75 minutes, until center is nearly set.
  • Remove springform pan from bath and place on wire rack.
  • Allow to cool 15 minutes before releasing spring form.
  • Allow to finish cooling before refrigerating for at least 3 hours.