Decadent New York Cheesecake with a Flaky Crust

Indulge in the rich and creamy decadence of this classic New York Cheesecake, complemented by a buttery, flaky crust. Each bite offers a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors, with a delightful hint of vanilla and a luscious topping of your favorite fruit reduction. This cheesecake is a true showstopper that’s sure to impress your guests and satisfy your dessert cravings.

Why You’ll Love This: This New York Cheesecake is the epitome of indulgence. The creamy, rich filling combined with the crisp, buttery crust creates a perfect harmony of textures and flavors. The addition of a fruit reduction on top adds a burst of freshness and a splash of color, making it both a visual and culinary delight.

Perfect Occasion: Perfect for any special occasion, this cheesecake is ideal for birthday parties, anniversaries, or holiday gatherings. Its elegant presentation and luxurious taste make it a fitting centerpiece for any dessert table. It’s also a wonderful treat for a cozy weekend baking session or to enjoy with a cup of coffee.

Decoration Tips: Top the cheesecake with a homemade fruit reduction made from berries, cherries, or your favorite fruits. Fresh mint leaves or a dusting of powdered sugar can add a touch of elegance. For a more rustic look, consider garnishing with whole fruits or edible flowers. A drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce can also enhance the presentation.


For the Crust:

  • 260 g flour
  • 5 g baking powder
  • 125 g powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 g salt
  • A splash of vanilla extract
  • 125 g butter

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 200 g high-fat cream cheese
  • 340 g full-fat cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 180 g powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional: zest of a citrus fruit)


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and powdered sugar. Cut in the butter and mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Create a well in the center and add the egg, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix until the dough comes together.
    • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    • Preheat your oven to 170°C (340°F).
    • Roll out the dough on a floured surface and press it into a 26 cm tart pan (or eight 12 cm tart pans). Ensure the dough is evenly spread and pressed into the edges.
    • Chill the crust in the fridge for another 15 minutes to prevent shrinking.
  2. Prepare the Cheesecake Filling:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the high-fat cream cheese and full-fat cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
    • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
    • Gradually add the powdered sugar and continue to beat until well combined.
    • Mix in the vanilla extract and, if desired, citrus zest.
  3. Assemble and Bake:
    • Pour the cheesecake filling into the prepared crust, smoothing the top with a spatula.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set but still slightly jiggly in the center.
    • Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the door slightly ajar to cool slowly, preventing cracks.
  4. Cool and Serve:
    • Once cooled to room temperature, refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to set completely.
    • Before serving, top the cheesecake with a reduction of your favorite fruits. To make the fruit reduction, cook your chosen fruit with a bit of sugar until it thickens. Allow it to cool before spreading over the cheesecake.

Enjoy this sumptuous New York Cheesecake with its rich, creamy filling and buttery crust, topped with a delightful fruit reduction. It’s the perfect dessert to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth!

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