Joanie's cheesecake

Joanie's Cheesecake Recipe

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nicole b


About 20 years ago, my mother tasted our cousin Joanie's cheesecake for the first time and fell in love! Since then this is the only cheesecake my mom makes. It's one of my favorites too as well as my kids. Again, this is a family recipe that just keeps getting pasted down and no one knows how or who started making it. Hope you enjoy as well.


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25 Min
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  • 1 3/4 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    melted butter
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 3
    8 oz. soft cream cheese
  • 2 tsp
  • 3
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar for crust

How to Make Joanie's cheesecake


  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar and butter then press into a cheesecake pan (I use a spring pan).

    Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy.

    Add eggs one at a time then blend in sour cream.

    Spread into pan and place in oven preheated to 350.
    Bake 60-70 minutes. When cake is done, turn oven off and leave in oven with door open for 1 hour.

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About Joanie's cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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