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Beverly Hills Cheesecake

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars
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"Terrific tasting and textured cheesecake! A tangy lemon taste with a tart-sweet sour cream topping."
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Ingredients

3 h 20 m servings 352
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 9-inch desserts)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix together the cream cheese, lemon zest and vanilla until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar, then beat in the eggs, one at a time until blended.
  3. Pour the cheesecake mixture into the prepared graham cracker crusts, being careful to distribute it evenly. Shake the pans gently to settle the batter, then bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove the cheesecakes, but do not turn off the oven. Allow cheesecakes to cool 20 minutes before topping.
  4. For the sour cream topping: Whisk together the sour cream, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until blended. Distribute the topping mixture over the two cooled cheesecakes. Bake cheesecakes in 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for an additional 10 minutes. Cool completely, then refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 352 calories; 23.3 31.8 5.3 78 261 Full nutrition

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I made this for the Thanksgiving dinner that I cooked for my husband's coworkers and it was such a hit that I still get requests for it every time I run into them! As easy as it is, I can whip ...

Most helpful critical review

The cheesecake part is okay, but the topping is basically just sour cream; it doesn't harden at all. I would also reduce the amt. of sugar in both the cheesecake and the topping, but that's just...

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I made this for the Thanksgiving dinner that I cooked for my husband's coworkers and it was such a hit that I still get requests for it every time I run into them! As easy as it is, I can whip ...

I made this late last night before collapsing in bed. I cut it in half only to make one pie but I kept everything else the same. I plan on topping it with the Supreme Strawberry Topping also fro...

This is an awesome recipe! Great dessert for taking when invited to a friends for dinner. Who doesn't love cheesecake? And it is very easy! Thanks for sharing Tony, this will be in my files fore...

I make this cheesecake in small and large pans... I'm a camp cook and make it for 450 campers! It's awesome! Big or small batches always disappear quickly... one counselor told me it was equal t...

Great Cheesecake!!! Everyone loved it and will definitely make it again. I topped it with cherries and everyone asked for more.

The cheesecake part is okay, but the topping is basically just sour cream; it doesn't harden at all. I would also reduce the amt. of sugar in both the cheesecake and the topping, but that's just...

This is such an easy recipe and it tasts awesome if you like Sara Lee's cheesecake you will love this it is great

This recipe has been in my family for years! I usually don't use the orange zest but add a bit of vanilla, almond extract, cinnamon or whatever flavor Im in the mood for. I also add a sprinkle o...

I made this WITHOUT the sour cream topping as I knew I probably wouldn't like it (esp. after reading the reviews). Nice cheesecake, nothing truly special.