New York-Style Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze

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New York-Style Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze sort of speaks for itself. If you’ve ever had it (and who hasn’t), you probably gasp a bit with every bite, and then…wow…could I ever make this at home?

Well, you can. Without a doubt.


New York Style Cheesecake with strawberry glaze on a white plate with a cup off coffee.


If you like an airy, yet amazing cheesecake, you’ll flip for this New York Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze.

Watch us show you how easy it is to make this at home!

These flavors are sublime and the buttery graham craker crust is just too much.

The custard filling for the cheese cake is truly spectacular.

Custard pouring into a springform pan for New York Cheese Cake.


This New York-Style Cheese Cake takes a little time and patience, but boy, oh boy, is it worth it.

The cheesecake alone is worth an award. And simply follow our step-by-step instructions, and you’ll have the perfect cheesecake. Don’t forget your 9-inch spring form pan!

And did we mention the graham cracker crust? So buttery and delicious!

And of course, fresh strawberries are perfect. Oh, yes.

New York Cheese Cake on a tin pie plate.


As if this New York-Style Cheesecake isn’t good enough by itself, we might as well amp up the flavors and add a nice topping.

Any kind of berry would work, but we think strawberries are the perfect topping.

New York Cheese Cake with a hand placing fresh sliced strawberries on top.

Making a little glaze to help with the topping is a snap, and adds even more flavor.

Wow…now we’re really talking.


Brush applying a strawberry glaze on top of a New York cheese cake.

Other awesome desserts:

Rustic Ricotta Cheesecake

Banana Pudding Trifle with Meringue

Blueberry Buttermilk Pie

Crème Brûlée

But this New York-Style Cheesecake? Talk about a slice of heaven.

A slice of New York Cheese Cake with Strawberry Glaze sitting next to a cup of coffee and fresh strawberries.


We absolutely love everything about a New York Cheesecake.  We love all kinds of cheesecakes, but New York is our favorite!

And after lots of testing and trying different techniques, we really believe this is about as good as they come.

When you make this incredible cheesecake, please let us know what you think. We really hope you love it as much as we do!

New York Cheese Cake with Strawberry Glaze

New York Style Cheese Cake with strawberries on top sitting next to a cup of coffee.

New York-Styled Cheese Cake with Strawberry Glaze

This is classic New York-Styled Cheese Cake. The stawberry glaze on top and the buttery graham cracker crust are the perfect compliments to this classic cheese cake. This is the real deal.  Cheese cake perfection. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: Cheese Cake, Graham Cracker Crust, New York
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 480kcal


  • 9-inch springform pan



  • 12 Graham crackers
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Pinch Kosher salt


  • 2 1/2 lbs cream cheese room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Pinch Kosher salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  • 1 quart fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.


  • Ground the graham crackers in a food processor until fine.
  • Add the cracker crumbs into a medium bowl and add the butter, sugar and salt. Mix until well blended.
  • Grease (or butter) a spring form pan, bottom and sides.
  • Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a spring form pan. Use the bottom of a measuring cup, or bottle, to compact the crumbs. Use a spoon along the edges.
  • Bake the crust for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven to cool. 


  • Add 2 layers of foil on the exterior of the spring form pan.
  • Heat a medium-large pot of water to a boil.
  • In a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the vanilla and lemon zest.
  • In a separate bowl, combine 1 & 3/4 cups of the sugar, the flour and salt.
  • Gradually blend the sugar mixture into the cheese mixture.
  • Beat in the eggs and egg yolks, one at a time.
  • Add the cream. Beat well...for about 2 minutes on medium.
  • Place prepared spring form pan into roasting pan.
  • Ladle boiling water into the roasting pan, until water reaches about half way up the pan.
  • Pour the batter into the pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Then lower the heat to 300F.
  • Bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Turn off oven, but leave cake in the oven for 1 hour, leaving the door ajar.
  • Remove the cake and cool completely on a wire rack
  • Place cake in fridge, and cool for 6 hours, or overnight.


  • Crush just enough strawberries to make about 1/2 cup.
  • Boil the crushed berries with the water and the cornstarch for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the butter and sugar...mix until fully incorpated.
  • Arrange the non-crushed sliced strawberries on top of the cake and then pour the glaze over the top.
  • Chill for about another hour.
  • Remove the sides of the spring form pan.  Slice and serve!


Calories: 480kcal
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  • Have you tried this recipe with mascarpone or reduced fat Philadelphia? I tried with a combination of the two as I could not find regular Philadelphia in the quantity required so I substituted. I also find the aluminum foil tends to leak water into the spring form. In my case the cheese mixture did not set despite following the temperature and time given in the recipe, as well as the cooling time in frig overnight. Any ideas what could have contributed to this problem?

    • Hi John, sorry for the delayed response here! And we are so sorry you had some issues with the cheesecake! It may be the mascarpone that caused the cake to not fully set. We’ve never tried mascarpone in place of regular cream cheese, but my hunch is that would be the issue. It is a lighter cheese, and I’m guessing that’s the problem. And we often use heavy-duty foil to make sure there is no leakage. Hopefully it still tasted yummy! That’s frustrating when you make something that’s fairly involved and it not come out perfectly. We hope you still had a wonderful holiday and we wish you a Happy New Year with delicious homemade cheesecake in it!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Linda!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for bringing that to our attention. It should definitely be a 9-inch pan. We’ve corrected that on the recipe card. Let us know if you make the cheesecake and what you think! We love it so much!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • Thanks for sharing… what does the flour do for the cheecake portion? I’ve always made it without… curious minds want to know! 🙂

    • Hi Trevor!!…I feel it gives it a little more stability. This cheesecake has a nice mix of just enough density, yet a lightness, too, that it just makes what feel is the perfect cheesecake. But Trev…I bet your is super delicious, too!!

  • 5 stars
    What size spring form pan do you use? There’s a HUGE difference in how the various sizes would bake.

    • Hi Heather! So sorry for the delayed response. We have been in the process of moving and things have been a bit crazy. I use a 9-inch springform pan. That should be indicated in the recipe. Thanks for the heads up…we are adding that important piece of info now. Thanks again!! Best, Kris & Wesley

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