Total Time
5hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs

A dear friend gave me this recipe and I have made it countless times. Easy to make and is just a wonderful dessert. I top it with cherry pie filling or fresh strawberries.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and melted margarine.
  2. Press into bottom of 9" springform pan.
  3. Combine softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, eggs and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla.
  4. Blend until smooth and pour over crust.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  6. Cool 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, combine sour cream, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  8. Blend well.
  9. Spread over cream cheese layer and bake for 10 minutes at 475 degrees.
  10. Cool at least 5 hours or overnight in refrigerator.
  11. Top with cherries or desired topping.


Most Helpful

Have been using this recipe now for years! The only substitution that I make is using real butter instead of margarine! I always get raves! This year I bought blueberries to go in the center on whipped cream with cherry pie filling around them for a "Fourth of July" theme!

ksheady July 03, 2015

Loved the crust and the middle but next time Im not gonna use sour cream thanks!

ububeans June 30, 2009

This was great. I like the idea about using gingersnaps and will try that next time. I didn't have any fruit to top it, but it's delicious anyway. thanks for sharing!

cookingmother February 16, 2008

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