New York Cheesecake


This New York cheesecake recipe with sour cream is foolproof, easy, and super delicious.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 35 mins
1 9-inch cheesecake


Graham Crust:

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

  • cup butter, melted

  • ¼ cup white sugar


  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Sour Cream Topping:

  • 1 pint sour cream

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Make crust: Mix together graham crumbs, melted butter, and sugar in a medium bowl until evenly moistened. Press into the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

  3. Make cheesecake: Mix together cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Blend in eggs, vanilla, and cream of tartar. Pour over crust in the pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the center is set, about 50 minutes. Allow to cool on the counter for 5 minutes.

  5. While cheesecake is cooling, make topping: Mix together sour cream, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth.

  6. Pour topping over cheesecake, starting from the sides of the pan and working your way to the center.

  7. Return cheesecake to the oven until topping is set, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan to room temperature. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

509 Calories
35g Fat
41g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 509
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 21g 106%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 204mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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