Sometimes when you go through old files, you come across things that you made months, sometimes years ago and realized you forgot to blog about it! Such is the case with this New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Cherry Topping!

New York Style Cheesecake
Recently, when putting away some of our things in the office and cleaning out boxes, I came across my memory sticks that I had saved all my food photos on.  When I saw this cheesecake I realized I had never blogged it!  I had made this cheesecake when my brother was visiting 2 years ago.  Actually, just a little more than 2 years!  I had just bought the cherry pitter and cherries were on sale in a big way at that time.  This is around the same time I made my Black Forest Brownies!
New York Style Cheesecake
This cheesecake was so good that when I reminded my dad that I had made it for them when they were visiting, he actually remembered it!  This is my go to recipe anytime I want to make a baked cheesecake.  I love the texture and flavor of a baked cheesecake so much!  You can make this any time of the year and use whatever seasonal fruit you can get, thicken it up with a little sugar and cornstarch and top the cheesecake off.  Or, you can eat it without the topping!  If I were making one right now, I would probably put some cinnamon spiced apples and some salted caramel drizzle.  Oh my, just saying that makes me want to make it!

 

New York Style Cheesecake
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 15 sheets of graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4-8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • fruit topping:
  • 2 cups of your favorite fruit
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch spring form pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and tablespoon sugar. Press into bottom of spring form pan.
  3. Bake crust for 13 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from heat.
  4. While crust is baking, in a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, then eggs, adding 1 egg at a time mixing well after each addition. Mix in sour cream, extracts, and flour until smooth.
  5. Pour filling into prepared crust. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off and let cake cool in oven with door closed for 5-6 hours. Chill in refrigerator until serving.
  6. To make fruit topping, place fruit and sugar in sauce pan over low heat. Cook until sugar dissolves and fruit juices begin to release. Simmer 5 minutes. Add cornstarch to cold water. Bring fruit mixture to a slow boil and quickly stir in cornstarch. Continue to stir and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, cool. Top cheesecake with fruit topping prior to serving.
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New York Style Cheesecake