Cut the cream cheese into cubes and set aside while you make the crust.
In a food processor, blend together the graham crackers, sugar, and lemon zest.
Stir in the melted butter and press into the bottom of a spring form pan.
Bake for 12-13 minutes and then allow to cool on a wire rack.
For the cheesecake
Increase the temperature to 500.
In the bowl of a standing mixer, add the cream cheese and mix until softened, about 1-2 minutes.
Add the sugar and salt and beat again, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
Add the greek yogurt, vanilla and lemon juice.
Beat on low until well combined.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg yolks, beat again and scrape down the sides.
Next, add the eggs, two at a time mixing the entire time.
Once all have been added allow to mix for 1 minute.
Using a pastry brush, and being careful to not disturb the crust, brush the inside walls of the spring form pan with the melted butter.
Pour in the filling and bake for 10 minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR, but after 10 minutes turn the heat down to 200.
Allow to bake for about 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temp of the cheesecake is 150 (using a thermometer) Let the cheesecake cool on a wire rack, not the stove top, for 5 minutes then run a pairing knife around the edges.
Let the cheesecake cool an additional 2 1/2 hours then wrap tightly in saran wrap and cool in the fridge for at least 3 hours, up to 3 days.
To unmold the cheesecake I like to do like America's Test Kitchen and wrap the pan with a hot dish towel for a minute and then open it.
Serve with red berry sauce.
For the berry sauce
Cook the berries and brown sugar in a sauce pan over medium low heat, smashing occasionally.
Cook for about 6-8 minutes then remove from the heat and using a mesh strainer over a bowl, strain out the seeds by pressing the mixture with a rubber spatula.
Place back in the saucepan.
Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let sit for 3 minutes.
Stir into the berry sauce and allow to sit for 2 hours.
Whisk the sauce before pouring it over the cheesecake.
Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes
Keyword: berry sauce, brown sugar, cheesecake, cream cheese, dessert, graham cracker crust, greek yogurt, raspberries, raspberry sauce, recipe