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New York Style Cheesecake Recipe

New York-style cheesecake recipes are made with a combination of cream cheese and Italian cheesecakes made with ricotta cheese. In the early 1920s, this particular style of silky cream cheese was developed in the New York area.

New York-style cheesecake recipes were introduced by Jewish delis in New York City. Arnold Reuben Jr., owner of the legendary Turf Restaurant at 49th and Broadway in New York City and a descendant of immigrants from Germany, said his family developed the first cream cheese pie recipe. Reuben’s cheesecake was so good that he won a Gold Metal at the 1929 World’s Fair.

The superior qualities that make Reuben’s Classic New York-Style Cheesecake are a graham cracker crust, a creamy texture and a distinctive lemon flavor that is firm but light in density. Below you’ll find her classic New York-style cheesecake recipe.

Classic New York Cheesecake


Liberally coat a 10-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

1 1/2 cups commercial graham cracker crumbs

5 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 cup sugar

Mix the ingredients with your hands until well blended and the crumbs appear moist. For in pan. Using your hands, spread it evenly across the bottom, patting firmly.


5 8-ounce bars cream cheese, at room temperature

2 tbsp. flour

1 tablespoon. confectioner’s sugar

11/2 cups of sugar

grated zest of 1 lemon

1/2 teaspoon orange liqueur

3/4 teaspoon vanilla

2 egg yolks at room temperature

5 eggs at room temperature

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat on high speed until completely blended. Add the vanilla and 2 yolks, and beat again. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. For in prepared mould. The batter will fill the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. The top will be golden. Lower the oven temperature to 200 degrees and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown, the cake feels bouncy to the touch, and a toothpick looks clean. Cool to room temperature. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Yield: 16-20 slices

The history of cheesecake is believed to have originated in ancient Greece. The first recorded mention of cheesecake was when it was served to athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. Centuries later, cheesecake appeared in the United States. The recipes were brought by immigrants.

If you ask a New Yorker, the only true cheesecake makers and connoisseurs are in New York. Every New York restaurant has its own version, and therefore New York cheesecake has been renamed New York cheesecake.

I hope you enjoy this New York style cheesecake recipe.

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