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New York-Style Cheesecake


  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Equal® Measure or 3 packets Equal®
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 5 1/2 teaspoons Equal® Measure or 18 packets Equal®
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced (optional)
  • Strawberry Sauce


  1. Mix vanilla wafer crumbs, margarine, and 1 teaspoon Equal® Measure in bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Reserve 1 tablespoon of crumb mixture. Pat remaining mixture evenly on bottom and 1/2-inch up side of pan.
  2. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven until crust is lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
  3. Cool on wire rack.
  4. Beat cream cheese and 5 1/2 teaspoons Equal® Measure in a large bowl until fluffy; beat in eggs, egg whites, and cornstarch. Mix in sour cream and vanilla extract until well blended. Pour mixture into crust in pan.
  5. Place cheesecake in roasting pan on oven rack; add 1-inch hot water to the roasting pan.
  6. Bake in preheated 300 degree F oven just until set in the center, 45 to 60 minutes.
  7. Remove cheesecake from roasting pan, sprinkle with reserved crumbs and return to oven. Turn oven off and let cheesecake cool in oven with door ajar for 3 hours.
  8. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  9. Remove side of pan; place cheesecake on serving plate.
  10. Serve with strawberries and Strawberry Sauce.

Makes 16 slices/servings | Serving size: One slice

Exchanges: 1 Milk, 2 1/2 fat

Nutrition: 187 Calories, 7 g Protein, 13 g Carbo, 12 g Fat

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