I have been making this delicious and easy cheesecake for over 40 years. Change up the berries to your liking or completely omit them for a plain but rich and creamy cheesecake.



Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Stir graham cracker crumbs and sugar together in a bowl. Mix in melted butter. Press mixture evenly into a 9-inch springform pan.

  • Bake crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  • Beat cream cheese in a bowl with an electric mixer, gradually adding sugar, until fluffy. Add vanilla extract. Beat in eggs one at a time. Pour filling over the crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and cool completely, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Mix sour cream, sugar, and vanilla extract together to make the topping. Pour topping over the cooled cheesecake. Refrigerate cheesecake until completely chilled, about 3 hours.

  • Top cheesecake with fresh strawberries right before serving.

Nutrition Facts

495.1 calories; protein 8.6g 17% DV; carbohydrates 40.2g 13% DV; fat 34.3g 53% DV; cholesterol 149mg 50% DV; sodium 296.4mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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I don’t eat cheesecake but my wife loved it! Read More