Ingredients

How to make it

  • For crust:
  • Butter the bottom and sides of a 9” springform pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine graham crumbs, butter and sugar – mix well.
  • Press crumbs into bottom and halfway up sides of pan and bake at 375 until golden, about 8 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool while you prepare the cheesecake filling.
  • NOTE: If you haven't invested in a pestle yet, go out and get yourself one...pressing crusts into pans/muffin tins is SO MUCH easier with that little tool!
  • For cheesecake filling:
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, sugar, zests, and vanilla - beat until light and creamy.
  • Add the flour, then the eggs and the additional yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add the sour cream and mix until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 12 minutes at 500. Reduce oven temp to 200 and bake for 1 hour.
  • DON'T PANIC when you see how brown the top of the cheesecake becomes...this is what it SHOULD do.
  • Turn off the oven and open the oven door - allow cheesecake to cool in the oven for an hour before transferring the pan to a cooking rack to cool completely before refrigerating.
  • It is best if refrigerated overnight or at least 10 hours.
  • Serve plain or with a strawberry sauce.
  • Optional Strawberry Sauce:
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, stem removed, fruit chopped into large chunks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon finely graeted orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur
  • In a saucepan, combine strawberries, sugar, water, and zest; cook until strawberries are soft and liquid is thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the liqueur and cook 1 more minute.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature
Crust patted into pan (pestle makes it a snap!)   Close
Ready for the oven - fills the pan to the top!   Close

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  • qwikdraw9 5 years ago
    Look at everyone that loves my cheesecake!!!! Ha, more recipes of mine that you're stealing:)

    All I want to find is that stupid sangria recipe we made for the Engagement Party. Didn't you post it along with all your others?!?
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    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    I'm diving right in to this one. Thanks, Krum!
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  • pinkpasta 6 years ago
    OMG!
    The cheesecake freak that I am, can tell how perfect this recipe is!
    I WILL make this, and have already book marked it.
    So glad you shared.
    Thanks!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Something like cheesecake heaven(Wow this is boot scootin boogie recipe thanks Krumkake
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  • jakartainflames 6 years ago
    Yum!
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    annieamie ate it and said...
    Five blocks of cream cheese and a rating of 5! I love a plain cheesecake, too and will be making this on Sunday! Time to go to the store to buy all that cream cheese! Thanks, Krum! Thanks for another Keeper!
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  • cajunspices66 6 years ago
    I LOVE THE STORY BEHIND THIS RECIPE! OF COURSE THE BOYFRIENDS DON'T LAST BUT THE RECIPE DOES! LOL!
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    mmmmm'mmmmm....what else can I say?? This is fabulous!! High 5!
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    danadooley ate it and said...
    Cheesecake, ooooh, CHEESECAKE is my religion ;) Great recipe though in truth I've never liked cracker crumb crust much. But everything else is to die for *gasp* Got my 5 - anything less would be a sacrilege lol
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  • kjroxx 6 years ago
    I'm such a sucker for a big fat cheesecake!! Great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    Over the top fabulous!!
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    thanks for sharing Krum...good to have you back ..... missed you !
    What a decadent recipe, will make it when we have a family gathering ,which we have quite regularly
    have a blessed day
    Mumtaz
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    One of the best Krum...This is realy RICH!!
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    So this is going to add 2 1/2 pounds to my thighs, right? This rates a 5 from me, too. I'd eat this plain as sometimes fruit toppings just kill the rich flavor of the cheesecake. I will be making this soon. I guess I'd better lose 2 1/2 pounds first! Great recipe! Welcome back, Krumkake!
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    Looks so good. It's so nice to see your back posting again..you have been greatly missed!
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    henrie ate it and said...
    Hey there Sally, good to see you back posting again, I've missed you GF. Hope you doing fine. Just wanted to say Hi and compliment you on this great cheesecake recipe, it's certainly worth my 5 also. Can hardly wait to put this one together. Have a Blessed Evening.
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    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Krum....I just went to cheesecake heaven reading this recipe....Thanks...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    cheryilyn ate it and said...
    5!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    WOW, this sounds decadent for sure!! got my 5 for sure!! You have such great recipes!! hugsssss
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  • jett2whit 6 years ago
    Love the idea of the pestel. I have seen them at Mexican stores and I always wanted to get one. I will put this on my to do list!! Jett
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