Our Favorite Cheesecake

CheesecakeWhenever I tell my husband that this, our favorite cheesecake, is on the menu, his eyes light up and he is so happy! We like to make it for holidays, special occasions, and to impress people that come to visit us. 🙂

It really is pretty easy to make. First, the crust.

I just mix everything up in the pan and then press it down on the bottom and a little bit up the sides.

cheesecake crustThen, mix up the sugar and cream cheese. Add the sour cream, vanilla, and eggs.

cheescake mixtureThen pour it into the crust.

cheesecake in crustAfter baking, sometimes I leave it in the oven with the door partially opened (like the recipe says), sometimes I don’t. It depends on how many little children are running around (I don’t want anyone getting burned on a hot oven door!).

Sometimes the cheesecake cracks. I am not a food expert, so I don’t really know why it does that. I don’t mind though, since it is covered in yummy fruit!

yummy cheesecakeWe sure love this cheesecake and hope you do too!

Our Favorite Cheesecake

adapted slightly from here

  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 15 crackers)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can (21 oz.) pie filling (we’ve used cherry, strawberry, and raspberry. They are all delicious!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (or 325 degrees if using a dark colored springform pan).

Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1/4 cup of the sugar together and press into the bottom and about halfway up the sides of an 8 or 9 inch springform pan.

In a mixer, beat together the last cup of sugar and the 3 packages of cream cheese.  Add vanilla and sour cream and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low after each addition. Pour into the crust.

Bake for 1 hour. The center will be almost set. Turn the oven off and let the cheesecake sit in a partially opened oven for 1 more hour. Cool completely and then refrigerate for 4 hours. Add filling right before serving. Enjoy!

cherry cheesecake

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  1. Scott Scott
    February 25, 2015    

    There simply are no words to describe just how good this cheesecake is! I simply love it!

  2. March 7, 2015    

    I am totally addicted to cheesecakes and this looks just SO delicious!!

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 9, 2015    

      Thanks Reelika! I really love cheesecake too and eat it way more often than I should! 🙂

  3. March 12, 2015    

    Yum this looks amazing, I must try it!

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 12, 2015    

      You should try it! It’s wonderful! 🙂

  4. March 14, 2015    

    This looks amazing, really so good!! Got your details from the MomResource link party – great to connect!

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 14, 2015    

      Thanks Johlene!

  5. Sherry Sherry
    March 14, 2015    

    Looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday and sharing with us. Hope to see you again this week.

  6. March 18, 2015    

    Hi! I’m stopping by from the While I’m Waiting Linkup to tell you the same thing that everyone else has said! That cheesecake looks AMAZING!! Can you send me a piece! Ha! Happy Wednesday!

    • Scott Scott
      March 18, 2015    

      Thanks Laura! Every time KaCee has made it for our family and guests it is a huge hit! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Doing Splendid and for hosting the While I’m Waiting Linkup. Have a splendid Wednesday!

  7. March 19, 2015    

    Yummy!!! Thanks for linking up with Waiting on…Wednesday @ While I’m Waiting!

    Have a great day!

  8. March 19, 2015    

    Oh this is so yummy! I would really love to try making this! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!

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