Just like the amazing memories associated with Duke basketball, there are many great memories associated with this dessert. This cheesecake recipe was originally made my by grandmother and has been a favorite in our family for years. Unlike most cheesecakes that I (and I assume most people) have had, this cheesecake does not call for any flour. Translation: this is one of the creamiest cheesecakes you will ever eat. While it's size and height might not be as impressive as those found at the Cheesecake Factory, the taste trumps anything I've ever had at a restaurant.
Grammy's Creamy Cheesecake
Graham cracker crust:
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4-1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
Cream cheese filling:
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Sour cream topping:
1 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix graham cracker crumbs with sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter. Add more melted butter as needed until crumbs begin to stick together. Press crumbs into the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan.
To make the filling, beat the cream cheese in a mixer or food processor until smooth. Mix in the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Cream until mixture is completely smooth and no lumps remain.
Pour filling into graham cracker crust and bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make sour cream topping by mixing sour cream, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and vanilla together. After cheesecake has baked for 20 minutes, remove it from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Next, carefully spread the sour cream over top of cheesecake. Return cake to hot oven and bake 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Put in refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours.
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Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving:
Total Fat: 22.9 g
Cholesterol: 91.2 mg
Sodium: 197.6 mg
Total Carbs: 26.6 g
Fiber: 0.3 g
Sugars: 19.9 g
Protein: 5.3 g
-Delicious and creamy without being overly rich or heavy
-Very easy to make
-Simple list of ingredients (could even use pre-made crust)
-Prep and bake time less than an hour
-Versatile-use different cookie crumbs for crust, add various fresh fruit or fruit toppings to baked cheesecake
-Must plan in advance to chill the cheesecake
-High in fat (could use low fat cream cheese and sour cream to reduce this)
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