~ Creamy Dreamy Cheesecake ~

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Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This is the cheesecake my mom always made. So creamy good! One of my all time favorites. Feeds a lot too. I like the fact that this is baked in a cake pan and can lift it right out to cut. Garnish as desired. I usually make homemade fruit toppings, but tonight I used cherry preserves and whipped cream. It can be served with just the sour cream topping as well. This cheesecake is also great for parties or potlucks.

Enjoy! So yummy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12 - 16
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • CRUST

  • 1 1/2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • FILLING

  • 4 - 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4
    eggs
  • SOUR CREAM TOPPING - SOMETIMES I USE AND SOMETIMES NOT

  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make ~ Creamy Dreamy Cheesecake ~

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degree F.

    Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with foil, extending over edge of pan. ( will use these to remove cheesecake once cool )

    Mix crumbs, sugar and butter and press evenly into the bottom of pan. Set aside.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Scrape sides of bowl a few times. ( I use my kitchen aid mixer with the paddle attachment.) Can use a regular mixer.
  3. Add the sour cream and beat well. Scraping sides of bowl. Turn mixer to low and beat in eggs one at a time, just until blended. Over beating will possibly cause cracking in cheesecake.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until the center of cake is almost set. ( 50 minutes if not using topping. )
  5. While baking, if using the sour cream topping, mix all ingredients until smooth and set aside. If you want a thicker layer of this topping I would make one of the recipe and another 1/2 batch.
  6. After 40 minutes or until center of cake is almost set, remove from oven and carefully spread on the sour cream mixture. Return to oven for 10 more minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight is best.

    Remove cheesecake with extended foil, cut and garnish as desire..

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About ~ Creamy Dreamy Cheesecake ~

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American




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