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Cheesecake Factory’s Original New York-Style Cheesecake may just be their very best. It is rich, dense, and creamy. It’s so good that we wanted to make one for ourselves. And we know you will, too. So we found this video recipe from our friends at Popsugar so that we — and YOU! — can do just that.

The Cheesecake Factory's New York Cheesecake Recipe

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The Cheesecake Factory has over 35 different exotic cheesecakes on its menu, ranging from the Key Lime (Click HERE for the Recipe) to Carrot Cake (Click HERE for the Recipe) to White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle (Click HERE for the Recipe) to Tiramisu (Coming Soon!).

But this simple original New York-Style Cheesecake may just be the very best.

Now, thanks to our friends at Popsugar, you can make this delicious treat at home. Enjoy.

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The Cheesecake Factory’s New York Cheesecake Recipe

Video Courtesy of POPSUGAR Food

Note – Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before you begin.



  • 1/2 cup Almonds, finely ground
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Wafers, finely ground
  • 1/2 cup Graham Crackers, ground
  • 2 tablespoons melted Butter


  • 24 ounces Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated Sugar
  • 5 large Eggs, at room temperature
  • 16 ounces Sour Cream, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice

Blueberry Compote (optional)

  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with melted butter or cooking spray.


  1. Thoroughly mix together the nuts, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, and melted butter in a medium bowl.
  2. Pat mixture into prepared pan, pressing firmly into bottom and about 1 1/2 inches up the sides.


  1. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the cream cheese on low until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the sugar a little at a time and beat until creamy.
  3. Add 1 egg at a time, beating until smooth after each egg.
  4. Add the flour, vanilla, and lemon juice, and mix well.
  5. Add the sour cream, and beat well. Firmly tap the bowl against the counter to release bubbles from the filling.
  6. Pour the cheesecake filling into the springform pan, shaking the pan to ensure that the filling is evenly distributed.
  7. Cook on the oven’s middle rack for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until firm. Turn off the oven’s heat, and leave the cheesecake in the oven with its door propped open for 1 hour.
  8. Remove cheesecake from oven, and let cool completely on the countertop before transferring to the refrigerator to chill for at least 12 hours.

Blueberry Compote (optional)

  1. Combine the blueberries, lemon juice, sugar, and lemon zest in a small saucepan set over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the cornstarch, and cook until the blueberries have broken down and the sauce has thickened slightly.
  3. Serve plain or with whipped cream, fresh fruit, or warm blueberry compote.

Notes – Cheesecakes taste best when made at least 1 day ahead.

Cheesecake can be frozen for up to 2 weeks if tightly wrapped in plastic wrap. Allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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Original Video can be found at How to Make The Cheesecake Factory’s New York Cheesecake | Get the Dish. Additional Information Courtesy of Wikipedia and is used by permission

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  1. Danielle Manfredi
    May 13, 2020 @ 10:03 am

    Love your site


    • Mark
      May 14, 2020 @ 4:13 am

      Thank You.

      JL-D, M & UA


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