Pat 's Holiday Cheesecake

Pat 's Holiday Cheesecake Recipe

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kathy pagan


My mom always made this at Easter and Christmas and Thanksgiving! It's at least 45 years old, and worth the time! If it cracks on top, just top off with cherry or blueberry pie filling!


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20 Min
2 Hr


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  • 1 lb
    ricotta cheese
  • 2 c
    sour cream
  • 16 oz
    cream cheese
  • 11/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 3
    eggs, extra large
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 5 tsp
  • 5 tsp
    lemon juice

How to Make Pat 's Holiday Cheesecake


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Combine ricotta and sour cream in bowl of stand mixer. Slowly beat in cream cheese, sugar and butter. Increase speed to medium and add eggs, one at a time.
  2. Combine dry ingredients and add to mixer, blend til combined, then add vanilla and lemon juice. Beat on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour into 10" spring pan. Bake for one hour. Turn oven off and leave in the oven for one more hour.
  4. Remove and cool slightly. Take off spring pan side. If it cracked on top, you can hide with fruit!

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About Pat 's Holiday Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #cheesecake

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