Ingredients

How to make it

  • SET OUT 3 LARGE CONTAINERS OF PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE (PREFER KRAFT) AND ALLOW TO REACH ROOM TEMPERATURE. OR, REMOVE FROM FOIL WRAPPER AND MICROWAVE EACH PACKAGE ABOUT 30 SECONDS.
  • BEAT 4 EGGS VERY SMOOTH. ADD 1-CUP SUGAR AND BEAT.
  • ADD 1 TEASPOON REAL VANILLA AND RIND (ZEST) AND JUICE OF 1 LEMON TO EGGS AND BEAT LIGHTLY.
  • BREAK UP CREAM CHEESE INTO THE BOWL OF EGGS AND BEAT VERY SMOOTH. MAY TAKE UP TO 20 MINUTES TO GET IT REALLY SMOOTH. SCRAP SIDES OCCASIONALLY.
  • POUR INTO A GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST (SEE FARTHER DOWN) AND BAKE AT 375 FOR 40 MINUTES. REMOVE AND COOL FOR “10” MINUTES. RESET OVEN TO 475 WHEN YOU REMOVE THE CAKE TO COOL.
  • AFTER 10 MINUTES SPOON ON FOLLOWING TOPPING. ½ PINT SOUR CREAM MIXED WITH 2 TABLESPOONS OF SUGAR AND 1/2 TABLESPOON REAL VANILLA.
  • PLACE CAKE BACK IN OVEN THAT WAS RESET TO 475 AND COOK FOR 5 MINUTES. REMOVE AND LET COOL. IT NEEDS TO SET AT LEAST AN HOUR BEFORE RELEASING FROM PAN AND CUTTING. IF EATEN WITHOUT BEING REFRIGERATED IT IS VERY SMOOTH AND CREAMY.
  • REFRIGERATE ANY LEFTOVERS. AFTER BEING REFRIGERATED THE CHEESE CAKE CHANGES TEXTURE. IT IS JUST DIFFERENT. IT IS DELICIOUS EITHER WAY. IF YOU WANT IT TO BE AIRY AND LIGHT AFTER BEING REFRIGERATED, PLACE A PIECE ON A PAPER PLATE AND MICROWAVE ABOUT 20 SECONDS. TIME IS VARIABLE TO YOUR MICROWAVE. IT IS PRETTY SINFUL WHEN REHEATED. INCREDIBLY LIGHT. THIS IS A CAKE YOU CAN JUST SIT AND EAT BY YOURSELF
  • CRUM CRUST:
  • 30 GRAHAM CRACKERS
  • 2 TABLESPOONS SUGAR
  • 1 CUBE (1/4) LB PLUS 1 TBSP. MELTED BUTTER.
  • MIX INGREDIENTS TOGETHER. START BY SPREADING THE MIX ON THE BOTTOM OF PAN, PRESS THE MIX AGAINST THE BOTTOM OF THE SPRING FORM PAN. NOW GENTLY PRESS SMALL AMOUNTS
  • AROUND THE SIDES ABOUT 2 INCHES UP THE SIDES. THEN POUR IN CAKE MIX AND BAKE AS ABOVE.
  • I TIMED MYSELF ONCE AND COULD GET THE BOTTOM AND SIDES PRESSED AND READY IN 3 MINUTES. I ALSO ONCE MADE A CAKE GOT TO THE OVEN AND DROPPED IT. MADE ANOTHER, COULD NOT BELIEVE IT, DROPPED IT AGAIN. THIRD ONE MADE IT. THAT WAS AN INTERESTING AFTERNOON.
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  • 4days 4 years ago
    I tried it and it was great! with the cooking time the middle wasn't quite set but it still tasted great.
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    " It was excellent "
    sandygalesmith ate it and said...
    This really easy to make and looks good to eat.
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    " It was excellent "
    cookingandbakingqueen ate it and said...
    Looks good.5 forks.
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  • petsitter75 5 years ago
    I have this recipe-my mom gave it to me many years ago-so great! thanks for reminding me howw good it is! I try all kinds of cheesecakes .improvising as i go-Ive tried this same one topped with sauted apples laced with ameretto-wonderful!!! Barb
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    " It was excellent "
    burgandy26 ate it and said...
    WOW HAVE TO MAKE IT
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Boy, this does look great, and after so many success comments, I just gotta make one too!
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  • sunshyne 6 years ago
    Sounds great - Love cheesecake! =)
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  • trackwidow 6 years ago
    Oh this sounds really good. Cheesecake is one of my faves. Put a little cream cheese frosting on it and I'd be in heaven! ;)
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  • thegoldminer 6 years ago
    You are real funny Betty. Read #15 I see. That was 40 years ago, haven't dropped another yet. Best, JJ.
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  • recipesrule 6 years ago
    I'm gonna try this one. Hopefully I can get it in the oven the first time,LOL. With the cost of cream cheese it would be really expensive to have to make 3!!! ;o}
    Betty
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    as the other cheese cake simply delicous thanks
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  • sweetnrose 6 years ago
    I'm definitely going to make this! I've made lots of cheese cakes but this one sounds delectable! I once had a cheese cake cooling on the table and my roommate moved something around and knocked it on the floor... upside down... he cried... I just started over. He thought I'd be mad but he was so pitiful running around calling himself a "cheesecake murderer" that I just couldn't be upset with him. Looking forward to making this and making sure no "murderers" are around! Thank you!
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  • canzi 6 years ago
    This sounds mighty tasty. Can't wait to try it!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Cheese cake with cherry topping was my Dad's Favorite, when we were growing up. I still make fro Christmas eve and it all disappears.
    I will make your recipe for Easter.
    Thank you for the post

    Michael

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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    JJ... you're doing me in ;) This is a MUST MAKE and it's probably going to be made this weekend. Thank you for sharing this grrrreat cheesecake recipe!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    crysha ate it and said...
    OK I just made this and ITS WONDERFUL! Devine ... Im taking it to share with my friends.. because if i dont I would sit here and eat teh WHOLE Thing! I Love it!
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    " It was excellent "
    crysha ate it and said...
    I will be making this for sure... cheese cake is my fav and Im irish so i will be making it green too!!
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    " It was excellent "
    wolfpackjack ate it and said...
    Thanks for the suggestion on the cheesecake.. time to take out a bank loan to fund all the good eats I've found on this website.....dave
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  • tcvillegas 7 years ago
    I am not a big cheesecake fan BUT this recipe seems interesting enough for me to try and make it. Will let you know how it turns out.
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  • thegoldminer 7 years ago
    Good, it is really good. Now after you have refrigerated it, next day cut a piece and microwave it for about 20 seconds and let it set for about a minute. It is back to creamy then eat the whole cake. Best JJ
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