Dan's Birthday New York Cherry CheeseCake

Rose Mary Mogan


This is the Cheesecake that I made for my husband's birthday, he told me he wanted a Cheesecake instead of a regular cake, and this is the one I came up with. He was very impressed with the smooth & Creamy texture. Even remarked that it tasted a lot like the Cheesecake Factory, so I knew that was his way of saying that he really liked it. So it has been a family favorite for quite a few years now.

★★★★★ 2 votes
12 to 14
35 Min
1 Hr 15 Min



1 c
finely chopped pecans, toasted
1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp
granulated sugar
6 Tbsp
melted butter


5 pkg
8 (ounces each)cream cheese (softened)
1 c
granulated sugar
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
1 large
lemon, zest only
1 c
sour cream ( good quality)
4 large
eggs, room temperature
1 can(s)
(21 ounce) cherry pie filling, chilled

How to Make Dan's Birthday New York Cherry CheeseCake


  • 1FOR THE CRUST: Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Toast pecans in preheated oven for 5 -7 minutes. Cool. Mix cooled nuts with remaining ingredients and press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch spring form pan. FREEZE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE FILLING.
  • 2TO MAKE THE FILLING: Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
  • 3Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour vanilla, and lemon zest on medium speed until well mixed.
  • 4Add sour cream and mix again. Add eggs one at a time and mix on low speed, after each addition, just until blended.
  • 5Pour into prepared crust. Bake one hour and ten minutes to one hour 15 minutes or until golden brown around edges and center is a little jiggly.
  • 6Remove from oven and run knife around sides of pan, BUT DO NOT REMOVE SIDES OF PAN. Cool on wire rack about 1 1/2 hours. REMOVE sides of pan. Refrigerate 4-6 hours, preferably overnight. Top with chilled pie filling just before serving.
  • 7Note: This was the first time I made what I considered a perfect cheesecake, and it has been my favorite recipe ever since. The neighbors was glad I shared it with them.

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About Dan's Birthday New York Cherry CheeseCake

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Restaurant Inspired