New York-Style Cheesecake

Preparation info
  • Serves

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 15

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

My mother wasn’t much of a dessert eater (actually, she didn’t eat much of anything—her ballet dancer diet wouldn’t allow it), but she did have a weakness for cheesecake. Not just any cheesecake: the dense, rich, silky, creamy, cheesy cheesecake served at her favorite New York hangout, the Stage Deli. New York-style cheesecake may seem like an unlikely dish for a heart-healthy makeover, but by using pureed cottage cheese, reduced-fat cream cheese, and plenty of lemon juice, you can make a c