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New York Style Vanilla Cheesecake

You can't go wrong with a classic
New York Style Vanilla Cheesecake
Courtesy of McCormick

This classic New York-style cheesecake is rich and dense. Follow the cooling directions to prevent the top from cracking.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Ready in
1 h and 15 m
15 m
(prepare time)
1 h
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 and 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 and 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 Cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon McCormick All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Cup sour cream


Preheat oven to 350°F (or to 325°F if using a dark nonstick springform pan).

Mix crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter in small bowl.

Press evenly into bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

Set aside.

Beat cream cheese, remaining 1 cup sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until well blended.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended.

Gently stir in sour cream.

Pour into crust.

Bake 1 hour or until center is almost set.

Turn off oven.

Leave cheesecake in oven 1 hour.

Remove from oven.

Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Run small knife around sides of pan to loosen crust; remove sides of pan.

Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.