Strawberry Cheesecake Copycat Manny's Utica New York

Monday, August 19, 2013
This is a childhood memory of a famouse cheesecake in Utica, New York. Scrolling through so many cheesecake recipes, I have, I found this one again that was from my hometown. Someone gave it to me years and years ago. I loved Manny's cheesecake. When I was given this copycat version I put it in my recipe box and forgot about it. I was lucky enough to buy one often when I lived up there so I didn't need to make it. They I moved to Florida. I d fly back and had always bought their cheesecakes. Then a few years ago, their bakery tragically burned down. It was really a legendary establishment from my home town in Utica, New York and closed for good.

Strawberry cheesecake a copycat from Utica New York wiith whole strawberries and glazed . This is a copycat recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake from a famous bakery in Upstate New York called Manny's. It has whole strawberries and a thick cheesecake made with cream cheese




Years Later



That recipe I had tucked away became really important now, and I decided it was time to bake a copycat Manny's cheesecake.


It was in my recipe box for over 30 years.


As I was baking it, I was doubting it could ever come close to the original delicious taste, etched in my mind.


I've been given so many other knockoff recipes in the past.


Those really didn't come close to original like this one.


Although this may still not be exact and never will replace that famous Manny's Cheesecake memory that I recall, this was pretty darn good!


I would say it's a pretty darn close version from what I remember and very delicious.

Strawberry cheesecake a copycat from Utica New York wiith whole strawberries and glazed



Strawberry cheesecake a copycat from Utica New York wiith whole strawberries and glazed



Crust or crustless?



The original is crust less which I added.


If you want a more original version and your a Manny's Cheesecake lover don't add the crust and make a home made glaze it's worth it!


Please read all tips and recipe before starting.



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The Best Cheesecake



Manny's cheesecake was everyone favorite in Utica.


Now that they have closed, I was compelled to make this over and over to get it right.


I adapted the recipe I was given several times before I posted this one.


Strawberry cheesecake a copycat from Utica New York wiith whole strawberries and glazed



Making A Come Back



From what I read online, Manny's now does make cheesecakes again from their home.


This cheesecake recipe copycat, is the closest taste I came up with living in Florida and don't get back home often.


I have always missed and love all the local foods that Utica is famous for, I needed to start adapting and re creating everything I left behind and loved.


this is a homemade from scratch strawberry cream cheese cheesecake a copycat from Utica New York wiith whole strawberries and glazed



Strawberry



The strawberries were always huge on top of their cheesecakes,


Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, if you want to change it up to whatever you like or have allergies, just leave them off.


They sold them either way, plain or with strawberries whole on top.


The cheesecake plain is still one of my favorites with no crust.




Strawberry cheesecake a copycat from Utica New York wiith whole strawberries and glazed






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Give This A Try!



If you are a cheesecake lover, don't miss out on trying this delicious copycat cheesecake recipe.


It doesn't matter if you never had the original, this one is still amazing!



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Strawberry cheesecake a copycat from Utica New York wiith whole strawberries and glazed . This is a copycat recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake from a famous bakery in Upstate New York called Manny's. It has whole strawberries and a thick cheesecake made with cream cheese





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Strawberry Cheesecake Copycat Manny's Utica New York

prep time: 15 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 15 mins
This is a childhood memory cheesecake that is a copycat from a local bakery in Upstate New York

ingredients:

PREPARE:
You will need a 9 inch spring form pan for this cheesecake
I lined mine with parchment paper for easy removal and sprayed it will cooking oil. Cut to fit making a collar for along the rim and then a circle for the bottom of the pan. Spray all exposed areas with cooking spray.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees then drop it immediately to 325 degrees for baking. Don't forget.

Copycat Manny's Cheesecake Recipe:

1 pound of fresh strawberries hulled and washed set aside
1 recipe of glaze or use jar strawberry ice cream topping or use strawberry jelly ( glaze recipe to follow below)

In a large bowl using an industrial size mixer beat together:

4- 8 ounce packages softened cream cheese or at room temperature
1 cup white granulated sugar
Beat together until light and fluffy, around 5 minutes.

instructions:

Add 5 eggs one at a time into the cheese mixture and 1/4 cup sour cream. Beat for 4 more minutes using the electric mixer.

Stir in 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract.

Pour into your parchment lined prepared pan.

Place a separate pan with water in it to prevent cracking see tips below on the bottom rack.

Bake on 325 degree preheated oven.  Do not open oven door while cooking. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until middle is set but still will move in the center that's normal.

See cooling instructions below.

After this is completed and cold, place glazed whole berries on top of the cheesecake arranging one by one.

Tips: To prevent cracking. Place another pan filled half way with water in your oven at 325 degrees  while baking. After baking bring it to room temperature.

Refrigerate cheesecake in the same pan do not remove it for at least 5 hours until completed cold.

For HOMEMADE GLAZE:

1 cup pureed berries
1/2 cup sugar
1/ 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
3/4 cup water (dissolved the corn starch in the water)

Bring berries and sugar to a boil. Add the corn starch and water mixture and cook stirring constantly until this thickens, the glaze will be clear and thicken when done. Cool. Dip each whole berry in this cooled mixture and place on the cheesecake.


Note if you want a crust here's what you will need:

3 cups shortbread cookies or graham crackers crushed in a food processor
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter melted
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Mix together and place on the bottom of the pan. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes. That will keep crumbs from floating to the top. If you skip that step crumbs will float to the top after pouring the batter on the crust.

calories
425
fat (grams)
11
sat. fat (grams)
5
carbs (grams)
24
net carbs
6
protein (grams)
4
sugar (grams)
17
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7 comments

  1. This is gorgeous... and the last photo looks so inviting... yum yum :D

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  2. Wow, this recipe looks so cute! I want to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is really impressive. I definitely want to try. Looks very tasty. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

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  3. You had me at cheesecake. And then you said dense and moist and crustless? YES. I don't particularly mind crust on cheesecake...but if I can get more cake, that's better :D

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  4. Cheesecake is a favourite of mine for sure! Love the generous amount of berries on top of this one! Love a piece right now, even though it's only early ;)

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  5. Cheesecake is one of my favorites and this looks delicious. It's always hard to replicate a fond memory of a food but close is good too!

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  6. What a spectacular cheesecake, Claudia! Perfect for spring topped with those glorious ripe berries!!!

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  7. This cheesecake looks fantastic. I bet it tastes super delicious.

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