Best New York Style Cheesecake

What is a New York Style Cheesecake?

This dense, creamy New York Style Cheesecake is made of a rich, velvety filling that tops a classic graham cracker crust. It's to die for!

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!

Make the Crust

Combine the crust ingredients and press into the bottom of the pan.

Bake the Crust

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Then, leak-proof your pan.

Make the Filling

Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and flour.

Add the Eggs

Mixing between each addition, add the lemon zest followed by the heavy cream, followed by the eggs and egg yolks, one at a time.

Bake In a Water Bath

Pour the cheesecake batter into the crust and place the leak-proofed pan inside a larger pan. Fill the larger pan halfway with warm water. Then bake.

Cool the Cheesecake

Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit inside to cool. Then remove it from the oven and water bath, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate.


Remove the cheesecake from the springform pan and place on a serving dish. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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