The Best Cheesecake Recipe

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  • The best cheesecake recipe – it’s creamy & dreamy! It’s an irresistible and easy cheesecake recipe perfect for any and all occasions.
    The best cheesecake recipe - it's creamy & dreamy! It's an irresistible and easy cheesecake recipe perfect for any and all occasions.

    The Best Cheesecake Recipe

    This recipe is special to me because it was my aunt’s, who I love and miss dearly. I’m always careful to document my recipes because it’s a great way to carry on a little taste of those who are no longer with us.

    Making old family recipes always brings back great memories and gives us a sense that they are still present in some little way. This is truly the best cheesecake recipe.

    The best easy cheesecake recipe with a Strawberry Pinot Reduction via julieblanner.com

    An Easy Cheesecake Recipe To Make You Feel at Home

    My aunt was the ultimate hostess, always making you feel at ease in her home. Sure, she was a great cook, but she was the epitome of Maya Angelou’s quote “… people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” and that was at home.

    Isn’t that what being a great hostess is truly all about? I hope you keep that in mind as you’re scurrying to clean your home preparing for guests you’re hosting.

    The BEST cheesecake recipe | this recipe is incredibly creamy & especially dreamy when topped with a strawberry pinot reduction

    Tips For an Effortless Cheesecake Recipe

    • Don’t let cheesecake intimidate you. If you take it step by step, it can be one of the easiest and most rewarding desserts you’ll make. Believe me, it’s worth it!
    • Don’t overmix the batter as it will cause cracking
    • Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature. It’s best to let it sit out on the counter rather than softening it in the microwave.
    • Don’t forget to use a springform pan, it’s a very important part of the whole process
    The BEST cheesecake recipe | this recipe is incredibly creamy & especially dreamy when topped with a strawberry pinot reduction
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    The Best Cheesecake Recipe

    Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 38 mins Total Time 53 mins
    Yields 8

    The best cheesecake recipe - it's creamy & dreamy! It's an irresistible and easy cheesecake recipe perfect for any and all occasions.

    Ingredients

      Crust

    • 2 c crushed graham crackers {approximately half a box}
    • 1/2 c butter, melted
    • 1/2 c sugar
    • Filling

    • 4 pkgs of cream cheese, completely softened
    • 1 c sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla {no imitation please}
    • 5 eggs
    • Topping

    • 8 oz sour cream
    • 3 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Combine crust ingredients and spoon into greased 10" springform.
    3. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
    4. Add eggs until well blended {but don't over mix to avoid cracking}.
    5. Bake ½ hour. Remove and allow to cool for a ½ hour while preheating the oven to 475 degrees.
    6. Mix and spread the topping onto COOLED cheesecake.
    7. Bake 8-10 minutes or until slightly tan. {It's okay if it doesn't look solid-it will solidify in the cooling process.}
    8. Allow to cool completely before removing the outside of the spring pan and refrigerate.
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    The best strawberry topping for cheesecakes, ice cream, brownies & more | Strawberry Pinot Reduction via julieblanner.com

    Need Something To Top Your Easy Cheesecake Recipe?

    Want an easy, unique and indulgent topping? Try my strawberry pinot reduction sauce. It’s the perfect cheesecake topping.
    The BEST cheesecake recipe | this recipe is incredibly creamy & especially dreamy when topped with a strawberry pinot reduction

    Enjoy!

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    Coordinately yours,

    Julie

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