Sour Cream Top Cheesecake

Chris T.

By
@chrisb64

This is a quick and easy cheesecake that everyone has raved about...I usually make 2 because it goes so quickly. The sour cream top adds so much to the cheesecake.


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Serves:

16(Total time including refrigerating is about 5 and a half hours)

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 5 Min

Ingredients

1 c
graham crackers, crushed(you can use zweiback or your favorite crumbs)
1 c
plus 2 tablespoons of sugar(divided)
3 Tbsp
butter, melted
3 pkg
cream cheese(8oz each and room temperature)
1 tsp
lemon zest (this is optional or you can use less)
1 Tbsp
lemon juice( i have made it without it and it is still very tasty)
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
3 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
sour cream

YOU CAN SPRINKLE GRAHAM CRUMBS ON TOP BEFORE SERVING OR DECORATE WITH RASPBERRIES OR STRAWBERRIES OR A DRIZZLE OF YOUR FAVORITE FRUIT SAUCE IF YOU LIKE.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325*(300* for dark pan)
2
Make sure everything is room temperature.
3
Mix crumbs with 3 tablespoons of melted butter and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
4
Press crumb mixture onto bottom of 9inch springform pan(I use the bottom of a glass to press it firmly).
5
Bake this for 10 minutes.
6
Beat cream cheese,3/4 cup of sugar,lemon juice and zest and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla until well blended.
7
Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low after each one just until blended.
8
Pour over prebaked crust.
9
Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour until middle is almost set.
10
Meanwhile while that is baking, mix the sour cream with remaining vanilla and sugar until well blended.
11
When middle of cake is almost set remove from oven and carefully spread the sour cream mixture over the top and put back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and run a thin bladed knife around the rim to loosen the cake. COOL FULLY before removing pan rim. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Other Desserts
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy