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Favorite Cheese Cake Recipes - please share.

 

 

If you have a favorite cheese cake recipe and wouldn't mind sharing, I'd really love to add it to my "recipe box".

 

Thank you!

~ house cat ~
los angeles, california
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Re: Favorite Cheese Cake Recipes - please share.

This my standby basic:

 

Crust:

3 cups graham cracker crumbs (I grind in food processor)

2 tbsp sugar

1/2 cup melted butter

 

Mix all ingredients until moistened.  Press into bottom and 1" up sides of greased (I use cooking spray) springform pan.  Store in refrigerator.

 

Filling:

16 oz room temperature cream cheese

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tbsp lemon zest

1 cup sour cream

 

Beat cream cheese on low speed with electric mixer until smooth.  Gradually beat in sugar until creamy.  Beat in eggs one at a time.  Stir in vanilla and lemon zest.  Mix in sour cream.  Pour into crust and evenly smooth the top.

 

Bake in 325 degree oven for 50-55 minutes.  Cake is done when it still has a slight jiggle.  Run butter knife around edges of cake to loosen sides.  Cool in pan for 1/2 hour.  Loosely cover with plastic wrap and chill in fridge for at least 5 hours (I leave mine overnight).  Remove sides of pan and place on serving plate.    

 

 

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Re: Favorite Cheese Cake Recipes - please share.

@deepwaterdotter 

 

Thank you for posting.

I like simple cheese cake.

Can I bake it on Friday and serve it on Sunday?

~ house cat ~
los angeles, california
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@house_cat wrote:

@deepwaterdotter 

 

Thank you for posting.

I like simple cheese cake.

Can I bake it on Friday and serve it on Sunday?


I don't know, it has always been eaten within a couple days at my house.

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Re: Favorite Cheese Cake Recipes - please share.

@house_cat  Cheesecake actually gets tastier if refrigerated for a few days.  I always make mine several days before and even at times freeze it.

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Re: Favorite Cheese Cake Recipes - please share.

Philadelphia cream cheese       < link to my go-to for cream cheese recipes

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I have recipes for a lot of cheesecakes...one of my favorite desserts.  This is my favorite to make and eat.  It is naturally gluten free, so it's good to take to pot lucks.  I make these often and always get asked for the recipe.  

 

Cheese Cup Cakes

 

Three 8 oz packages or cream cheese

1 cup sugar

5 eggs

1 tea. Vanilla

 

Mix well with mixer and divide evenly into 24 cup cake papers in cup cake pans.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

 

Remove cup cakes and turn oven off, spoon on topping.  Then place back in cold oven with door closed ( oven will be warm) for 10 minutes.

 

Topping

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup sugar

1 tea. Vanilla

 

You can add fruit toppings when cool, if you wish, but don't have to. Refrigerate to store.

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Re: Favorite Cheese Cake Recipes - please share.

@CARMIE 

 

A couple of questions -

 

Do they stick to the papers?

Could I prepare little rounds of graham crust and drop them into the cups before filling them?

~ house cat ~
los angeles, california
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@house_cat They stick to the  papers like a regular cupcake batter would.  You serve them in the papers.

 

The recipe does not call for a crust, so I do not use one.

 

I dropped a Nilla Wafer in the cupcake paper first for somone who wanted a crust on the bottom, but only did this once as a special request. I guess you could use graham crackers if you wanted too.

 

When I make them, they disappear fast.  I am bringing them to Easter dinner this  year topped with a little bit of cherry preserves.

 

 

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Re: Favorite Cheese Cake Recipes - please share.

The best I ever had, I serve Betty Crocker Simply Cherry pie filling on the side

https://bakerbynature.com/the-best-new-york-style-cheesecake/

 

 

 

Also for holiday times...outrageously yummy:

https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/2014/09/pumpkin-pie-cheesecake-gingersnap-crust/