New York cheesecakes are known for their thick and creamy texture. It is too rich for many, but that's how you want them. Kraft has a pretty simple recipe on their website. The most notable exception is the use of Graham Crackers for the crust instead of Oreos. This recipe can be served plain without topping and still be super delicious.
New York Cheesecake with Lemon Jello Topping
Something fun to consider is the addition of Jello topping. Lemon-flavored mix is used in this version. Finish making the cheesecake and allow to cool. Then, prepare a packet of Jello gelatin mix according to package instructions but with only 1/2 of water requirement. Let the mix cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Pour over cheesecake and allow to set in the refrigerator for another 2 hours.
And now, for the cheesecake ingredients and instruction --
Easy New York Cheesecake RecipeFor the Crust:
For the Filling:
For the Filling:
- 5 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp. flour
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla
- 1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
- 4 eggs
- 15 graham crackers (crushed)
- 3 tbsp butter (melted)
Preheat oven to 325 deg F.
In a medium bowl, mix crushed crumbs and melted butter. Place the crumbs in at the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Firm it up with the back of a spoon.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
Bake 40 min. or until center is almost set. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
Run a knife around the edge of the pan to separate cheesecake from the walls. This will prevent cracking as cheesecake cools.
Cool completely at room temperature and refrigerate 4 hours.
Garnish with any topping you prefer (see above for lemon jello topping) or serve as is.
The video below provides a complete instruction. But you can also read the direction here.