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New York Style Cheesecake with Strawberry + Raspberry Sauce

This New York Style Cheesecake is a recipe that comes from my mother, the baker with 15 years experience!

New York Style Cheesecake with Strawberry + Raspberry Sauce | Recipe from Sweet-Remedy.com

My mom worked in a bakery for 15+ years. As a result, she hates to bake. When I started to bake and wanted to learn how things worked in the kitchen, she would just make a face and reluctantly answer questions. I think she secretly likes to field baking questions from me.

This cheesecake recipe comes from our Family Reunion Cookbook and was submitted by my mother, probably unwillingly. (Just kidding!) I added the strawberry and raspberry sauce topping as my own little spin on things.

New York Style Cheesecake with Strawberry + Raspberry Sauce | Recipe from Sweet-Remedy.com

I know mom is perfectly content with a plain cheesecake, but sometimes I need a little something else. Usually that little something else is peanut butter and chocolate but this strawberry and raspberry sauce will do just fine.

Being from New York, I’m partial to the New York Style of cheesecake. What is the difference, you ask? I think the main difference is that the New York style doesn’t use a water bath. Just the fact that it has “New York” in the title wins me over.

As much as she resisted helping me in the kitchen, I have learned so much from my mother while slowly teaching myself how to cook. While I was selling baked goods at the farmers’ market, she would help me bake if I had to work or if I was sick. She’s made cookies for me to sell countless times because I had some other obligation. She’s a lifesaver and I adore her!

Thanks for all of your help, in and out of the kitchen, Mom!


New York Style Cheesecake with Strawberry + Raspberry Sauce

You can replace the strawberry and raspberry sauce with any mixture of fruit you'd like. If you'd prefer chocolate or peanut butter (or both) feel free to give that a try!

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 3 hour 30 min


2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons butter
1 lb cream cheese
1 lb cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar (unrefined)
4 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch
1 pint (8oz) sour cream
1/4 cup butter, melted
Strawberry + Raspberry Sauce:
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch
1/2 cup water


Preheat oven to 325 ° F and grease a 10" springform pan with butter.

Crush the graham cracker crumbs in a food processor or fill a plastic bag with graham crackers and use a rolling pin or your hands to crush into fine tiny pieces. Place crumbs in a medium bowl and add melted butter until completely combined.

Press crumbs into the bottom of the greased springform pan using your fingers.

Place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool before adding any filling.

Cream cream cheese until light and fluffy. Put cottage cheese through a sieve and add to cream cheese mixture.

Beat in sugar gradually. Add eggs, lemon juice and vanilla extract and stir.

In a separate bowl, stir flour and cornstarch together. Add the dry ingredients to the cream cheese mixture. Add the melted butter and stir.  Finally, add sour cream and mix well. (you can use a hand mixer.) Pour into the greased 10" springform pan.

Bake at 325 ° F for one hour. Shut the oven off and leave it in for 2 more hours.

Strawberry + Raspberry Sauce:
In a medium saucepan combine the strawberries, raspberries, cornstarch and water. Cook on medium-high for about 5 minutes or until water begins to evaporate while slightly crushing fruit with a whisk. Cook until mixture thickens and cornstarch is dissolved, whisking vigorously. Let cool and serve with sliced cheesecake.


Place cheesecake in the refrigerator with the pan. Once cooled, remove from refrigerator and carefully run a blunt knife around the cheesecake. (Between the pan and the cake itself.)  Gently unmold cake from springform pan. Slice and serve with strawberry + raspberry sauce or plain.


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27 Responses to “New York Style Cheesecake with Strawberry + Raspberry Sauce”

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    Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — April 23, 2014 at 10:53 am

    A weakness of mine is cheesecake and yours looks divine!

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    Angie — April 23, 2014 at 10:54 am

    My best childhood friend has worked at a bakery for years. She doesn’t bake at home at all though. Love this cheesecake!!!

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    Brenda@SugarFreeMom — April 23, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I love the combination of the 3 cheeses you used! The pics are mouthwatering!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — April 23, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    A mom’s recipes are always the best!!! Love cheesecake…

  5. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — April 23, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Please deliver this giant cheesecake to my door…. 🙂 LOVE that delicious strawberry raspberry sauce on top, yum!

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    cheri — April 23, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I did not know that was the difference in cheese cakes, very interesting. Love your version with the strawberry raspberry sauce.

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — April 23, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I have always wondered how New York Cheesecake is different! Thanks for clarifying 🙂 Sounds like your mom likes to bake! Just like my mom.

    Your photos are amazing and I would kill to have a slice of that cheesecake!!

  8. #
    Ginny McMeans — April 23, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Beautiful recipe and photography!

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    Lora @cakeduchess — April 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    My mom is the cheesecake queen around here (I don’t think I ever posted a recipe on my site ;)Yours is luscious and gorgeous!!! Love this recipe, Sam.

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — April 23, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    There’s absolutely nothing in this world better than a perfect slice of New York style cheesecake. Yummy!

    • Samantha Seeley replied on — April 24th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      I totally agree!! Too bad it’s already almost gone… 🙁

  11. #
    Erin — April 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I love family recipes and family traditions. This looks like an incredibly rich and delicious cheesecake!

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    Rebecca {foodie with family} — April 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I love family traditions and cheesecake. The combination of the two (and the raspberry sauce) is irresistable.

  13. #
    Joelen — April 23, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    You can’t go wrong with any berry topping on cheesecake. I’m loving the height you achieved with your cheesecake!

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    Connie | URBAN BAKES — April 24, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I kid you not, I was going to make this the other day. I didn’t even know why New York was in its name but now I know 🙂 PS: I’m from NY too, what part are you from?

    • Samantha Seeley replied on — April 24th, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Hey Connie! I live in the Hudson Valley! What about you???

  15. #
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — April 24, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Love this story- my mom likes to keep most of her recipes a secret. Thanks for sharing your mom’s!

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — April 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I love this! It looks just like the cheesecake that I grew up eating (my grandmother’s recipe). I definitely need to try it. 🙂

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    Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines — April 24, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Swoon. New York cheesecake is my absolute favorite food in the world. And yeah, I mean food, not dessert. Yours looks absolutely perfect and if it’s a family recipe, I know it’s good.

    • Samantha Seeley replied on — April 24th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      So true about family recipes. They are the best!

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    Dawn Lopez — April 24, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Oh wow, this looks decadent! I love how rich and thick it is. What a scrumptious tradition!

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    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — April 25, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Oh my goodness, Sam- this looks divine and decadent!

    • Samantha Seeley replied on — April 26th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks so much, Jessica!!

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    Marly — April 25, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    It doesn’t get any better than NY style cheesecake with strawberry sauce…so adding that raspberry just makes it even better!

    • Samantha Seeley replied on — April 26th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      I totally agree! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!


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