Mary's Cheesecake


This recipe was passed down from my husband's grandmother. You will love this New York-style cheesecake. The longer it's refrigerated, the better. Enjoy!

slice of cheesecake with raspberry sauce
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
1 9-inch springform


  • 2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup margarine, softened

  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 pint heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 7 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and margarine until well blended . Press mixture into a 9 inch springform pan.

  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine cream, flour, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla. Beat together, and then pour into cream cheese mixture. Mix well. Pour filling into prepared graham cracker crust.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 65 minutes. Turn off oven, and cool cake in oven for 30 minutes. Prop door open and cool in oven for an additional 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Refrigerate for as long as possible before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

525 Calories
40g Fat
35g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 525
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 184mg 61%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 142mg 3%

* 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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