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Classic NY Cheesecake


Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


16 each graham crackers/wafers
½ stick butter
1 tablespoon sugar
40 ounces cream cheese
1 ¾ cups sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon zest
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
¼ cup sour cream
Strawberry glaze
2 pints strawberries
1 cup water
½ cup sugar
1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
3 food coloring


Crust: Add all ingredients into food processor.

Blend well.

Put in 10 inch springform pan.

Press evenly on bottom and ½ up the sides.

Filling: Beat cream cheese in large mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl occasionally.

Gradually add sugar, flour, lemon peel, salt and vanilla, beating constantly.

Add eggs and yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Scrape down sides once or twice.

Mix in sour cream; the mixture will be thin.

Pour into crust lined pan.

Place on baking sheet.

Bake in 500 degrees F oven for 8 minutes or until top is golden.

Reduce temperature to 200 degrees F and continue to bake for 1 hour or until center jiggles slightly.

Remove to wire rack and cool in draft-free place at room temperature for 3 hours or overnight.

Remove sides of springform.

Make desired glaze and spread evenly over top of cheescake as directed.

Refrigerate until serving.

Strawberry Glaze: Slice 1 cup of the berries and place in a medium sized saucepan with the water.

Bring to a boil over moderate heat and cook for 2 minutes.

Push berries with spoon through a strainer placed over small bowl; scrape bottom of strainer to remove all pulp.

Return berries to saucepan and stir sugar and cornstarch.

Bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.

Stir in food coloring.

Cool to lukewarm.

Slice remaining berries in half and arrange in concentric circles over top of cake.

Spoon warm glaze over berries, letting some of the glaze drip down the sides of the cake.

Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 574g (20.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 221555% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 135g 208%
Saturated Fat 77g 387%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 725mg 242%
Sodium 1927mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 72%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars g
Protein 80g
Vitamin A 96% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 39% Iron 54%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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