Cheesecake Recipe

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Cheesecake is a decadent, rich, exquisite dessert. It is the Cadillac of desserts, smooth and creamy and totally unforgettable if made right.

The following cheesecake recipes are the best cheesecake recipes around, the ones that have been shared between generations, families, and friends. You can't go wrong with any one of these cheesecake recipes, each one is a different variation of delectable, heavenly bliss.

Cheesecake Recipe #1



1 1/2 cup Zwieback crumbs
3 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons sugar


1 pound cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites


1 1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla


1. Blend crumbs with butter and sugar. Press into bottom of 8 inch pie plate.

2. Bake at 300 degrees F for 5 minutes and cool.

3. Blend cream cheese with whipping cream, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon peel. Add egg yolks, one at a time and mix well. Beat egg whites well and fold into mixture lightly.

4. Pour on top of crust and bake at 325 degrees for one hour.

5. Beat sour cream, sugar and vanilla until smooth.

6. When cheesecake is done baking, cool slightly then spread the sour cream topping on top of the cheesecake.

7. Return cake to oven for 10 minutes. Cool and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.


Cheesecake Recipe #2

Crust Ingredients:

1/3 cup powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

Directions for crust:

1. Melt butter and add to graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar. Line the bottom of a spring form pan to form bottom and sides of crust.

Filling and Topping Ingredients:

3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cups heavy cream
4 eggs
1 pint sour cream mixed with 1 Tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions for filling:

1. Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

2. Pour mixture into spring form pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 50 minutes. Do not turn off the oven.

3. Remove the cheesecake and spread the sour cream mixture on top. Return to the oven for another 5 minutes.

4. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edge to loosen. Remove side of spring form pan and refrigerate.


Cheesecake Recipe #3


Filling Ingredients:

1 pound cream cheese
1/2 cups sugar
3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Crust Ingredients:

4 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 2/3 cup finely crushed graham crackers

Topping Ingredients:

1 pint sour cream
1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling


1. Cream the cheese, sugar, and whipping cream together. Add eggs, one at a time then add the vanilla and mix well. Set aside.

2. Melt the butter and add 2 tablespoons sugar and mix with the graham crackers. Spread firmly in the bottom of a greased 8 x 10 inch baking dish.

3. Pour cream cheese mixture into crust and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Cool.

4. Mix sugar, sour cream and vanilla. Spread mixture over top of cooled cheesecake then bake at 375F for 10 minutes.

5. Refrigerate for 6 hours, then top with cherry pie filling.



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