TGI Friday’s Copycat | Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

A decadent Vanilla Bean Cheesecake recipe that isn't dry, super creamy and has a touch of elegance with the vanilla beans. It's an over the top recipe that your entire audience will rant and rave about for months to come. In fact, you'll want to print this recipe so that you can share!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fridays vanilla bean cheesecake recipe, tgi fridays vanilla bean cheesecake, vanilla bean cheesecake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 617kcal
Author Marci Loehner |



  • 1 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 egg yolk beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • vanilla bean from one pod

White Chocolate Mousse:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 ounces white chocolate baking squares melted

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • beans from one vanilla pod


  • PREHEAT oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl whisk the graham crackers and sugar until combined. Add the egg yolk and vanilla, then stir in the melted butter. Spray your springform pan with baking spray (the flour in the spray helps the cheesecake and crust from not sticking)l. Press graham crackers into the pan evenly with your fingers. Bake at 350 degrees for 810 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Remove and let cool.
  • In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, corn starch and sugar. Mix until sugar is dissolved and you have a smooth texture. Add butter, vanilla and beans, blend until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour or until the center has set. The top will be a light brown. Cool 1 hour.
  • In a cold mixing bowl beat cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Place bowl back in the fridge. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the white chocolate and beat until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream to your chocolate mixture until blended. After the cheesecake has cooled spread the mousse evenly on top. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  • In another cold mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar and then vanilla beans, beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Refrigerate 2-3 hours before serving.



Calories: 617kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 1655IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 0.7mg