The Ultimate Cheesecake

I’ve been enjoying this recipe for cheesecake for a few years. It’s simply the ultimate, as in Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Cheesecake.

Just by merely looking at the Wikipedia entry on cheesecake, I learned that there are many approaches to cheesecake from many countries , that cheesecakes were even being made in Greco-Roman times!

It appears that the version I’m showing you today follows the Ann Arbor-style of cheesecake. Cheesecake has to one of my favourite desserts. I love the sweet and sour one gets with each velvety taste.

Another thing I love about this recipe is that it also shows you how to make the blueberry topping. No more tinny fruit toppings here.

The next time you have to bring a food or dessert item as a host/hostess gift, try Tyler’s Ultimate Cheesecake…they’ll ask you for the recipe!

© 2008,
Peter Minakis

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27 Comments for “The Ultimate Cheesecake”

Bellini Valli

says:

No need to convince me that this is the ultimate chhesecake with a delicious blueberry topping.

Elly

says:

Mmm this looks delicious. Cheesecake is definitely one of my favorite desserts but I’m sad to say I’ve only made it once! I’ll have to give this recipe a try.

Peter M

says:

Elly, this one’s easy. Follow’s Tyler’s recipe “as is” and you’ll have delicious results.

Anonymous

says:

Peter — you’re an excellent cook and I’m sure this is an amazing cheesecake recipe, but my sister’s cheesecake is the best on the planet. Sorry. :-) I’ll pass this on to my sis and see what see says.

Speaking of cheesecake, the best I’ve had was a sweet potato and caramel slice in one of the Distillery District restos.

Paul

Holler

says:

I am in love!
And to think you advised me that buying cheesecake was ok, how can you think that after creating this! It look amazing and so much better thatn Tyler’s!

Peter M

says:

Val, blueberry is so much better than the usual cherry.

Paul, have your sis send me the recipe…I’ll try it!

Holler, there are good quality cheesecakes one can but but now, you have the know-how to make your own.

Holler

says:

I do indeed, I have been bragging about your cheesecake on my blog and calling you sneaky! I am sticking with that!

winedeb

says:

No kidding! THE ULTIMATE! Look at that topping! I really enjoy Tyler’s cooking. I watch his TV show on food network all the time!
Nice job Peter!

BaL

says:

Cheesecakes are also my favorite, too. But I think I do something wrong with the base of cakes. The amount of butter for the base always seems too little to me whenever I try. And mine becomes like a dough with the amount of butter I use.

To your experiences may I ask when the base of cheesecake comes out like crumbles is that the normal style?

littlebirdeats

says:

Cor blimey! That is the queen of all cheesecakes! And with all that lovely blueberry topping… Would it survive in the post, do you think?

Peter M

says:

Bal, ensure your using butter (NOT margarine), that in fact you’re using graham cracker cookie crumbs and that you refrigerate the crust before adding the filling and then baking.

Also, when baking a cheesecake, it’s important that you bake in a “bain marie” or water bath. That reduces/prevents cracking.

BaL

says:

I see. My cheesecakes don’t crack. But I guess I use too much butter for the base. Coz when I look at pictures on cooking books I see that un-baked base forms loose crumbles (looser than mine :D )

And thanks for the information. I will try bain marie next time to see the difference.

Maryann

says:

Happy 2008 Peter! This is a very good recipe. I agree with you about using fresh berries for the topping. It really makes a difference :)

Kevin

says:

Your cheesecake looks amazing! I really like the sound of the blueberry and lemon zest topping. I will have to try baking the next cheesecake that I make in a water bath.

Laurie Constantino

says:

oh my god, does this look good. i love the trails of blueberry filling down the side of the cake. Yum!

Ivy

says:

This cheesecake sounds amazing Peter. I’ve never tried a cheesecake I didn’t like. A slice of this cheesecake with the blueberry sauce would make me even happier though.