Strawberry Topped New York-Style Cheesecake
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This silky smooth Strawberry Topped New York-Style Cheesecake recipe is the perfect combination of tangy cheesecake and sweet summer berries! It also looks beautiful on your table!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10-12
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2½ tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1½ tablespoons sugar, plus 1½ cups
  • 2½ pounds cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 orange, zested
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped from inside of pod and reserved
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon
Strawberry Sauce:
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Butter the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. In a mixing bowl,
  3. combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1½ tablespoons
  4. sugar and mix well. Press onto bottom of springform pan and bake until
  5. golden, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. When completely cooled,
  6. butter the sides of the pan.
  7. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  8. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine cream cheese,
  9. /2 cups sugar, zests, and vanilla and beat until light and creamy.
  10. Add the flour, then the eggs and yolks 1 at a time, mixing well after each
  11. addition. Add the sour cream, vanilla bean seeds, and bourbon and mix
  12. until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Wrap the pan in foil and
  13. place in a roasting pan. Fill the roasting pan with enough hot water to
  14. come half way up the sides of the pan. Bake for 1½ hours.
  15. Transfer cake to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Refrigerate
  16. cake overnight before serving. Cut into wedges and top with
  17. strawberry sauce.
Strawberry Sauce:
  1. Combine berries, sugar, water and zest and cook until berries are soft
  2. and the liquid is thick, about 10 minutes. Stir in the kirsch or brandy
  3. and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from the heat and let cool. Spoon on top of the cheesecake
  5. and serve
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