Rating: 5 stars 4.8
130 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 118
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This plain cheesecake is anything but ordinary! The marvelously rich filling is terrific with the pecan-laden crust. My brother game me the recipe. --Donna Bucher, Tirane, Albania

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 40 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pecans and lemon peel, cut in butter until crumbly. Combine egg yolk and vanilla; stir into flour mixture. Press onto the bottom of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

  • Fill a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish with 8 cups water; place on lowest oven rack. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F.

  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar. Add the flour, vanilla and salt. Combine eggs and egg yolks; add to cream cheese mixture just until combined. Beat in cream just until combined. Pour over crust.

  • Bake on middle rack at 325 degrees F for 70-75 minutes or until center is almost set (top of cheesecake will crack). Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan.

Nutrition Facts

614 calories; protein 11.2g; carbohydrates 44.1g; fat 44.8g; cholesterol 237.9mg; sodium 385.1mg. Full Nutrition