A very festive-looking cheesecake for the holidays (calories don't count!).

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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line the sides of one 10 inch springform pan with lady fingers then line the bottom with lady fingers (cutting lady fingers, if necessary).

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  • Cream the cream cheese and sugar together. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the extracts and fold in the sour cream. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Cover tops of lady fingers with foil.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 50 to 60 minutes, until almost set in the middle. Remove cake from oven and let stand for 1/2 hour, then remove sides of pan. Place in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Before serving top with canned pie filling.

Nutrition Facts

541 calories; 37 g total fat; 179 mg cholesterol; 261 mg sodium. 42.5 g carbohydrates; 9.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2008
If you have a hard time finding lady fingers in your area try this for your crust. 1 cup AP flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1 egg yolk and 1/4 cup butter. Mix crust press into springform pan with wax paper. Bake at 450 for 6-8 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2005
Pan size was not accurate. Cheesecake was 1 to 1 1/2 inches above pan. Cooking time needed to be increased but had to cover cheesecake to prevent to much browning. Lady Finger were impossible to find and those made at home are not consistent enough in size to make this recipe. Save yourself the trouble and just put in a graham cracker crust if a gourmet bakery is not in your area! Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2008
If you have a hard time finding lady fingers in your area try this for your crust. 1 cup AP flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1 egg yolk and 1/4 cup butter. Mix crust press into springform pan with wax paper. Bake at 450 for 6-8 minutes. Read More
(51)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2008
If you have a hard time finding lady fingers in your area try this for your crust. 1 cup AP flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1 egg yolk and 1/4 cup butter. Mix crust press into springform pan with wax paper. Bake at 450 for 6-8 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
I made this cake on Christmas Day...my family absolutely went crazy over it! They could not believe that I made it myself. It looks wonderfullt festive and according to them tasted delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2005
Pan size was not accurate. Cheesecake was 1 to 1 1/2 inches above pan. Cooking time needed to be increased but had to cover cheesecake to prevent to much browning. Lady Finger were impossible to find and those made at home are not consistent enough in size to make this recipe. Save yourself the trouble and just put in a graham cracker crust if a gourmet bakery is not in your area! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2005
I made the cheese cake looks great. The only problem was it called for 1 3oz pkg of ladyfingers no way you need at least 2 to cover/place around pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2005
I made this cheesecake for friends and it was sooooo good. My friend remarked that it was "too good". A wonderful cheesecake and one that I will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2010
So decadent! Not just for Christmas. I've made it three times now for special occasions because my family keeps asking for it. Instead of Lady Fingers for the crust I used Keebler Graham Cracker Crumbs mixed with a stick of melted butter and two tbsp of sugar. I set my spring form pan in a shallow pan of water to bake. Topped with a chilled can of cherry pie filling in winter but in the spring topped with fresh strawberry topping: 1 qt fresh strawberries washed and hulled. Puree half of the berries in food processer with one cup sugar then stir in the other half and chill. This is a keeper. Thank you so much for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2008
This was great - very high light and fluffy for a cheesecake. It also looks so pretty. You need 2 packages of the 3oz lady fingers rather than one but other than that no changes. Maybe it was because I made it at Christmas time but all of the grocery stores had lady fingers in the bakery section so I had no problem finding them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2001
I made this cake last year when friends visited and it was so good. They said it was too good! It was wasy to make and probably the best cheesecake I have ever had. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2009
The recipe for this cheesecake turned out great. My son and I could not find Ladyfingers at the local store so we substituted giant soft chocolate fudge cookies which turned out very good. Other than that we used everything else in the recipe exactly the same. Will definately do again! Read More
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