The Perfect New York Cheesecake Recipe
What makes a cheesecake so irresistible? Is it the creamy filling or the delicious crumb crust? A cheesecake is always a hit when it is served on its own, with fruit, or chocolate sauce.
If you want to learn how to make your own infused version, follow this recipe for an amazing New York Cheesecake! This recipe features herb-infused butter for the ultimate cheesecake experience.
What Makes a New York Cheesecake Different from Other Cheesecakes?
A New York cheesecake has a very dense texture in comparison to other cheesecakes. New York cheesecakes are made with heavy cream or sour cream, and this is the ingredient that causes the thicker texture. These two creams produce a slightly tart taste which is also a defining trait of a New York cheesecake.
Either heavy cream or sour cream will produce a more dense, rich texture. Sour cream is made of roughly 20% butterfat. Heavy cream is roughly 25-30% butterfat. Sour cream results in an acidic, tangy flavor while heavy cream tastes a bit sweeter. Sour cream is often used as a replacement for heavy cream. In fact, if you add lemon to heavy cream, it will taste similar to sour cream.
How Do I Prepare Infused Butter?
If you don’t already have a LĒVO home infusing machine yet (and why not?) but still want to make this amazingly decadent recipe, you can find those manual, oven & stovetop decarb & infusion instructions here.
If you DO already have aLĒVO, then you probably already have some infused butter on hand. If not, it’s time to infuse again!
Making this cheesecake requires some basic ingredients. Make sure you have components for both the crust and the cream cheese filling before starting the recipe.
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