For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 24 ounces (3 packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


1. Prepare the Air Fryer:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 325°F (160°C). Make sure to use the air fryer basket that fits your cheesecake pan.

2. Prepare the Cheesecake Pan:

  • Grease a 7-inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. This will make it easier to remove the cheesecake later.

3. Make the Crust:

  • In a bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until the crumbs are evenly coated.
  • Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared springform pan to form the crust. Use the back of a spoon or a flat-bottomed glass to press it down firmly.

4. Prepare the Cheesecake Filling:

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it’s smooth and creamy.
  • Add the granulated sugar and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Finally, mix in the sour cream and heavy cream until the filling is smooth and well combined.

5. Pour the Filling into the Pan:

  • Pour the cheesecake filling over the crust in the springform pan.

6. Air Fry the Cheesecake:

  • Place the springform pan with the cheesecake in the preheated air fryer basket.
  • Air fry the cheesecake at 325°F (160°C) for about 30-35 minutes or until the edges are set, and the center is slightly jiggly.
  • Check the cheesecake periodically to ensure it doesn’t overcook; cooking times may vary depending on your air fryer model.

7. Cool and Refrigerate:

  • Remove the cheesecake from the air fryer and let it cool in the pan for about 1 hour at room temperature.
  • Then, transfer it to the refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight to set completely.

8. Serve:

  • Once the cheesecake is thoroughly chilled and set, remove it from the springform pan and slice it into servings.
  • You can garnish your air fryer New York cheesecake with fresh berries, whipped cream, or your favorite toppings before serving.

Enjoy your delicious homemade New York cheesecake made