This is my grandma’s recipe, and it’s my absolute favorite cheesecake in the world! It’s gotten to the point where I won’t order cheesecake in restaurants because I know it won’t compare to this. So, being the sweet person that I am, I figured I would share this amazing recipe with all of you!
To make my grandma’s New York Cheesecake, you’ll need:
For the crust:
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (about one wrapped package)
6 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
For the filling:
2 pounds cream cheese
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sour cream
Start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees and greasing a nine-inch spring form pan with butter. Then combine the crust ingredients and blend well.
Next, press the mixture evenly onto the bottom and ½ an inch up the sides of your greased pan.
Then chill the crust in the freezer. You will LOVE this crust, it’s the best part of the cheesecake!
To prepare the filling, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until it’s smooth and light.
Then in a small bowl, use a fork to beat the eggs, vanilla, and cornstarch until thoroughly mixed.
Add the egg mixture to the bowl and beat.
Finally, stir in the sour cream until the mixture is well blended.
Then, pour the mixture into the prepared crust.
And use a spoon to spread evenly.
Now it’s time for the baking three-step program! First, bake the cheesecake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees. Second, reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees and bake for 45 minutes. Third, turn off the oven and open the door slightly to let the cheesecake slowly cool for 3 hours.
It’s important to go the full 3 hours, otherwise the cheesecake will cool too quickly and the center may crack.
After the 3 hours have passed, put the cheesecake in the fridge until cold. Then serve!
I recommend adding cherries for an extra special touch (and taste!)
Trust me, you’ll be thanking my grandma for this cheesecake recipe! I know I am!