Video: How to Make New York-Style Cheesecake -

Video: How to Make New York-Style Cheesecake

See how to make sensational cheesecake the New York way.

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In this video, you’ll see how to make a classic, dense, rich New York-style cheesecake. Chef John will show you how ridiculously easy it is to make the standard Graham cracker crust. You’ll also get a smart tip for easily creaming the sugar into the cream cheese—and discover the key to preventing your cheesecake from cracking. Find out why Chef John calls this his “sunshine” cheesecake! Get the recipe for New York-Style Cheesecake.

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Oct. 4, 2014 1:27 pm
wow that looks GOOD!!! and easy too ;-)
May 11, 2014 4:12 pm
I made the Chef John's Sunshine cheesecake and did it exactly and it was perfect and the tip to let it stay and cool in oven to keep from cracking was excellent..BUT it was bland, almost tasteless..heavy which is fine but I didn't like it at all..However, it was wonderfully creamy but I like mine to be tangy like the cheesecake I used to get in NEW YORK. Philly recipe is still the best..but they use 5 bricks of cream cheese. Sorry, it looked perfect but was tasteless.. I liked the video tho and the spring form worked great too.
Apr. 4, 2014 9:06 am
I also wonder as Kayla asked in her comment if yogurt could be substituted successfully? I have been wanting to make a REAL New York Cheesecake from scratch for quite a while now, I guess it always intimidated me, now that I FINALLY purchased a springform pan, and found this easy recipe, I will certainly make it. My granddaughter, and I simply love cheesecake! I will be making it for her birthday as she prefers that instead of cake :)
Feb. 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Chef John: Can you substitute plain yogurt, for sour cream, successfully? I don't want to try it, and waste all that cream cheese, just to have it fail. ha ha. 
Mar. 20, 2013 1:10 pm
20 march 2013 Thanks fro the recipe I cant wait to try it, happy easter . I look forward to more of your recipes in your news letter. regards ola.
Jan. 11, 2013 10:45 am
It sounds so easy I can,t wait to try it.
Nov. 19, 2012 11:17 am
Thank you so much for this recipe I have searched high and low for a simple yet delicious recipe and I found it here making this for the holidays thanksgiving and xmas DELICIOUS!!
Cheryl J 
Nov. 17, 2012 2:19 pm
I am so glad I pulled this recipe up. It showed me the mistake I made when I made my new york stye cheeze cake. I over cooked it and it cracked. I will do this again for Thanksgiving and do it right this time. Thanxs
Nov. 16, 2012 6:25 am
Excellent cheesecakes!!! I'm a beginner cook and I made this and my family loved it! Already 2 request for thanksgiving
Nov. 4, 2012 4:27 am
Gotta say that I appreciate seeing demonstrations where mistakes happen to experienced chefs!
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