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Swampland Cheesecake

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"A favorite cheesecake recipe from a great cook at my church. One of the best cheesecakes you will ever eat. Favorite topping - fresh strawberries!"
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5 h 40 m servings 729
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 10-inch cheesecake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Mix the graham crackers, pecans, and 1/3 cup of sugar in a bowl, and mash the softened margarine into the crumbs until thoroughly combined. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, 2 cups of sugar, eggs, and lemon juice together with an electric mixer set on medium speed until fluffy and well blended; spoon the mixture on top of the crumbs.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 1 hour and 10 minutes; remove from oven, and let cool for 30 minutes. Mix the sour cream, 1/2 cup of sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; top the cheesecake with the sour cream mixture. Return to oven, and bake 10 more minutes. Allow to chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours to set.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 729 calories; 46.5 71.2 10.5 168 402 Full nutrition

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Tasted great! This is the first home made cheese cake I made. Topped it with caramel sauce and everyone loved it. I added tbs more vanilla to the sour cream. I won't add as much our cream next t...

Wowee! We made this for a party today and everyone loved it. Being a cheesecake fan, I have tried many, but this one was absolutely fabulous! We had blueberry topping, but I ate mine without and...

I made this cheesecake exactly as written and took it to work. I had a sliver in the morning just to taste it. By the time I got back for a proper piece with my lunch, it was gone. I'll have to ...

I would have given this 5 stars but I'm not a fan of the crust. I'm not sure why, but it didn't seem right. the cheesecake itself turned out so yummy! I will be making it again!

I used digestive biscuits(a plain cookie) since graham crackers are not easily available. I also added some Greek yogurt with the sour cream. Several people commented it was the best cheesecake ...

This is the best cheesecake. Growing up we had a recipe with the sour cream top, so I was looking for one like that. I did add cinnamon to the crust.

delicious cheesecake. I'll definitely make it again.


Very tasty recipe and have made several times. Love the pecan in crust mix. Decided to make minor additions & everyone has loved it. I put 2 tsp of vanilla into filling and use 1/2 cup of coc...