MyFamilyClub Budget Baking – New York Cheesecake With Fruit Sauce


Apples are okay, but this decadent dessert begs the question: Why isn’t New York called ‘The Big Cheesecake? Check out our amazing New York Cheesecake recipe!

Serves: 8–10

New York Cheesecake With Fruit Sauce



  • 115 g/4 oz butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 140 g/5 oz digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 250 g/9 oz sugar, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 900 g/2 lb cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 300 ml/10 fl oz double cream
  • 225 g/8 oz fresh or frozen berries, such as blackberries or raspberries
  • 2 teaspoon water
  • 2–3 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon fruit liqueur, such as crème de cassis or crème de framboise


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4
  2. Put the butter into a small saucepan, place over a low heat until the butter is melted, then remove from the heat
  3. Stir in the biscuit crumbs and 1 tablespoon of sugar and mix together
  4. Press the mixture into the base of a 23-cm/9-inch springform cake tin
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then remove and leave to cool
  6. Increase the oven temperature to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6
  7. Put the cream cheese into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy
  8. Gradually add the sugar and flour and beat until smooth
  9. Beat in the vanilla extract, orange zest and lemon zest, then add the eggs and egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition
  10. Beat in the cream
  11. The mixture should be light and whippy
  12. Grease the sides of the cake tin and pour in the filling
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes
  14. Reduce the oven temperature to 110°C/225°F/Gas Mark 4 and bake for a further 30 minutes
  15. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake to cool in the oven for 2 hours
  16. Remove from the oven, cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight
  17. To make the sauce, put all the ingredients into a small, heavy-based saucepan over a low heat and heat gently, until the sugar has dissolved and the fruit juices run
  18. Process to a paste in a food processor, then push through a non-metallic sieve into a serving bowl
  19. Add more sugar if necessary and serve warm or cold

This recipe is taken from Love Food Classics UK which you can access for free as a PDF or via the iBook store.

And that’s it! Now get stuck into this scrummy New York Cheesecake! The fun doesn’t stop there, though! Check out the rest of our MyFamilyClub Budget Baking series for great ideas for snacks, treats, and desserts: