Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

You can serve this cheesecake plain, or top with cherry or (my favourite) blueberry pie filling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First, make crust.
  2. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  3. Combine crumbs, sugar and melted margarine in a bowl; press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes; remove from oven and turn oven temperature up to 450F.
  5. Now, make filling.
  6. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar and flour with an electric mixer at medium speed until well mixed.
  7. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  8. At slow speed, blend in sour cream and vanilla; pour into crust.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 250F and bake for one hour more.
  10. Remove from oven and loosen cake from rim of pan but do not remove rim of pan until completely cool.
  11. Chill; top servings with pie filling if desired.


Most Helpful

I have made this wonderful cheesecake twice now - the first time I made it for a work potluck and got rave reviews! Everyone said it was better than the Cheesecake Factory's! A couple things I do in addition to what the recipe states are: 1) Run a clean knife through the batter after pouring it into the springform pan to get rid of any air bubbles, and 2) Place a pan full of water on the rack below the cheesecake in the oven. The extra humidity in the oven helps keep the top of the cheesecake from cracking while baking. Thanks for a great recipe!

BarbBQ43 April 23, 2003

One of the best cheescakes ever! Got rave reviews. I added some cinnamon to the crust mixture and let it cool for awhile in the oven to preent cracking. Perfect cheesecake recipie!

skinny marie May 05, 2003

Excellent cheesecake! This was my first try at making a cheesecake. The recipe was very easy and the results were great. The only thing I may do differently next time is to add more crust up the sides. Thanks for a great recipe!

jibbajabba123 April 14, 2004

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