New York-Style Cheesecake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this recipe in a magazine years ago. It's the best cheesecake I have ever tasted! The recipe calls for graham cracker crumbs but sometimes I use vanilla wafer crumbs. This recipe is submitted in loving memory of my friend Ronnie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat bottom and sides of 8-inch springform pan with nonstick spray; set aside.
  3. Crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter together; press firmly over bottom of pan.
  4. Filling: Mix sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl.
  5. Add cream cheese and beat with a mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  6. Beat in eggs and vanilla just until mixed, scraping down the sides of bowl as needed.
  7. On low speed, add cream; beat just to blend.
  8. Pour into prepared pan.
  9. Bake 55 to 60 minutes until cake has risen, edges are very lightly browned and center still jiggles when pan is moved.
  10. Cool in pan on a wire rack about 1 1/2 hours (cake will set completely).
  11. Run knife around edge of pan; cover loosely and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Most Helpful

This was absolutely what I was looking for in a cheesecake! It was so delicious and creamy and came out beautifully - this is going to be my standard cheesecake recipe from now on!

- Carla - June 01, 2006

This is heavenly! I made this for my son's birthday and all the guests were raving about this! If it was possible to give 10 stars for this, I sure would! :D

Outi April 16, 2011

Wow! This is outstanding! I made this for my son's birthday. I had never made cheesecake before. This is so good. Much better than anything you can buy. It's a simple recipe too. I made the crust with vanilla wafers and added 1 1/2 TBSP of sugar. It was wonderful. Thank you for this recipe!

chanceosunshine May 16, 2008