The dessert originated in New York in the 1900s and has since become a popular dessert around the world. The graham cracker crust is made by combining graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter, then pressing the mixture into the bottom of a springform pan.
The filling is made by beating cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract together, then adding eggs one at a time. The cheesecake is then baked in the oven until set, then chilled in the refrigerator for several hours. It can be served plain or topped with fruit, whipped cream, or other toppings of your choice.