Iconic New York Cheesecake

Experience a slice of the Big Apple with our luxurious New York Cheesecake, crowned with a vibrant strawberry glaze and a sprinkle of pistachios. Perfect for dessert lovers seeking a taste of New York’s finest!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar (for crust)
1/3 cup melted butter
4 cups cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (for filling)
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs
2 cups sour cream
Strawberry glaze
Crushed pistachios for topping
Directions:

Crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Press into the bottom of a springform pan. Chill while preparing the filling.
Filling: Beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Add vanilla, then eggs one at a time, mixing on low after each just until blended. Stir in sour cream.
Bake: Pour filling into crust. Bake at 325°F (163°C) for 70 minutes or until center is almost set. Turn off the oven; let cheesecake sit in oven for 1 hour with door ajar.
Cool & Top: Remove from oven, cool completely. Top with strawberry glaze and sprinkle with crushed pistachios.
Chill: Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

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