It’s all about creamy deliciousness…
Chantal’s New York cheesecake is a mouth-watering and decadent dessert that has become a beloved classic. Made with a rich, creamy filling of cream cheese, eggs, and sugar and a buttery graham cracker crust, this dessert is the perfect indulgence for any occasion. Whether it’s a special celebration or a simple craving for something sweet, this dessert will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. With its iconic taste and texture, Chantal’s New York cheesecake is a treat everyone should experience at least once.
Since it’s #NationalCheesecakeDay, we thought we would make it–a straight forward recipe, with standard ingredients. So, what’s the secret to this popular one and why is it being shared all over the internet? Because it’s easy and delicious.
Our team took a stab at recreating this recipe twice. First, following exact ingredient measurements, then tweaking the original just a bit. We found, on our second try, that by adding an extra teaspoon of butter into the crust, makes it extra crunchy and delish! The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of butter. We added 3 tablespoons.
Prep time: 30 minutes
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
Let’s Bake it!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch springform pan.
- In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan.
- In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
- Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.
Tip: Freshly baked cheesecake will last for about 1 week in the refrigerator– just make sure to cover loosely with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Another option is to freeze it by wrapping cheesecake tightly in aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, and placing it into heavy-duty freezer bag. The key here is to retain the moisture in the cheese part of the cake.
Serves 8-12 pieces depending on cut size
Did you know?
This cheesy sweet dessert was invented in ancient Greece. The earliest recorded recipe for a cheesecake dated back to the 5th century BC and was made with simple ingredients like cheese, honey, and wheat. Over time, variations of the recipe spread throughout Europe and eventually made their way to America, where the New York-style cheesecake became popular in the 1920s.
Despite its ancient roots, it remains a timeless dessert that continues to delight and impress foodies worldwide.
A little history:
Cheesecake has a long and rich history that dates back thousands of years. The earliest known recipe for cheesecake comes from ancient Greece, where it was considered a specialty and often served to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 BC. The Greek version of cheesecake was made with simple ingredients like cheese, honey, and wheat.
As the Roman Empire expanded, so did the popularity of this dessert. Romans often used a variety of cheeses and incorporated eggs to create a firmer texture. During the Renaissance, cheesecake became popular throughout Europe, with various regions developing their unique versions. In Italy, ricotta cheese was used to create a light and fluffy cheesecake, while in Germany, quark cheese was the preferred choice.
When cheesecake made its way to America, it continued to evolve. In the 19th century, cream cheese was invented and quickly became a popular ingredient for making cheesecake. The first commercial cream cheese was produced by a company now known as Kraft in 1872. The New York-style cheesecake, made with cream cheese, has since become one of the most popular and iconic dessert versions.
Today, cheesecake is enjoyed worldwide and has become a beloved dessert for any occasion. It’s available in various flavors and styles, from classic New York-style cheesecake to fruity and chocolate varieties. Whether you prefer a rich and creamy or light and fluffy texture, there’s a cheesecake to suit your taste.
Photo credit/Recipe: AllRecipes.com