New York CheesecakeCheesecake is not something that I usually think of as being "thrifty", to buy or to make. I must have had cheesecake on the brain because my pinterest page has about 5 or 6 recipes that I have added in the last few weeks. I took advantage of a sale on cream cheese this week at $1.19 a package. When I calculated the ingredients cost, this was less than $8 to make! It is one of the best cheesecakes I have ever tasted. It is so creamy and smooth. There is no graham cracker crust, but you could make one if that is what you prefer. I could have gone either way. I made a strawberry sauce to go over the cheesecake, but it didn't need it. It was perfect the way it was. It was well worth the effort. I will definitely be making this again, when I can find another great deal on cream cheese.