New York-Style Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce


New York-Style Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

Cooker Device: 
Emeril Everyday


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3⁄4 cups
graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons
unsalted butter, at room temperature
3⁄4 cups
plus 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar, divided
1 1⁄4 pound
Cream Cheese, softened
1⁄2 teaspoon
Lemon Zest
1 teaspoon
orange zest
1⁄4 teaspoon
Vanilla Extract
1 1⁄2 teaspoon
all-purpose flour
egg yolk
1⁄4 cup
sour cream
vanilla bean, seeds scraped from inside of pod & reserved
1 teaspoon
1 pint
fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
1⁄2 cup
2 tablespoons
1⁄2 teaspoon
finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon
kirsch or brandy
1 tablespoon


1. Butter the bottom and sides of a 7-in. springform pan. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1 ½ tbsp. sugar in a mixing bowl and mix well. Press the crust into the bottom of the springform pan. Set the pan aside.

2. Combine the cream cheese, lemon and orange zest, vanilla, and ¾ cup sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Add the flour. Then, add the eggs and yolk one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the sour cream, vanilla bean seeds, and bourbon and mix until smooth. Pour the mixture into the springform pan. Cover the pan with foil.

3. Add enough water to the Inner Pot to fill the Inner Pot with 1 in. of water and place the short wire rack in the Inner Pot. Use a foil sling to lower the springform pan onto the rack. Tuck in the edges of the sling. Place the Pressure Lid on the Pressure AirFryer and turn the Lid counterclockwise.  The Lid will lock and the Pressure Release Valve will close. Press the Pressure Button, scroll to the Bake setting, and press the Program Dial.  Press the Timer Button, scroll to set the cooking time to 30 mins., and press the Program Dial to begin the cooking cycle.

4. When the cooking process is complete, the Pressure AirFryer will automatically switch to Keep Warm. Press the Cancel Button. Slide the Steam Release Switch to the Open position. After the steam is released, remove the Lid. Transfer the cake to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Refrigerate the cake overnight before serving.

5. Clean out the Inner Pot and return it to the Pressure AirFryer. To make  the strawberry sauce, combine the strawberries, sugar, water, and lemon zest in the Inner Pot. Press the Sauté Button and then the Program Dial  to select the Beef setting. Press the Program Dial again to confirm the default setting and begin the cooking cycle (340° F/170° C for 20 mins.). Cook until the strawberries are soft and the liquid is thick (about 10 mins.).

6. Combine the kirsch or brandy and the cornstarch in a bowl, stir, and stir  the mixture into the berry mixture in the Inner Pot. Cook until thick and glossy (1–2 mins.). Press the Cancel Button. Remove the strawberry sauce from  the heat and let cool. When the cake is ready, cut it into wedges and top it with the strawberry sauce.