Perfect Cheesecake Everytime

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I came up with this because I wanted simple, but elegant too. I wanted the taste of restaurant cheesecake, but something simple to prepare--because I did not want to measure the sour cream, I dumped in the whole container. I also did not want to bake for an hour, so that is where the 30 minute shut-off of the oven comes into play. I shut off the oven and do not open door for 6 hours or leave in oven all night. This will get you great reviews from friends. You also will not order cheesecake out again. If it cracks, garnish with fruit to hide the cracks.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
14 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
15 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 to 9 - inch cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups crushed graham crackers

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon (Optional)

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans (Optional)

  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together the crushed graham crackers, the 1 teaspoon sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts. Stir in the butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; allow crust to cool.

  3. Beat the cream cheese with the eggs on medium-low with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in the 1 cup sugar and vanilla. Fold in the sour cream just until blended. Do not overmix; ovemixing causes the cheesecake to crack. Pour into the cooled crust.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn oven off. When the cheesecake has reached room temperature, chill in refrigerator for 8 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

585 Calories
43g Fat
42g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 585
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 24g 122%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 129mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 212mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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