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

Made as stated this will create the absolute best cheesecake on the planet! ---plan ahead this needs to chill overnight before serving --- servings are only estimated it will depend on what size slices you serve.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Set oven rack to middle position.
  3. Grease bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan,.
  4. For the crust; in a bowl combine the cookie crumbs with melted butter; mix until well combined (I use my hands for this).
  5. Pat into the bottom of the springform pan; chill while making the filling.
  6. For the filling in a large bowl using an electric mixer beat the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy (about 4 minutes).
  7. Add in eggs, lemon juice and vanilla; beat until thoroughly combined.
  8. Add in flour; beat until completely combined.
  9. Add in sour cream; beat until well combined.
  10. Pour over the crust in the pan.
  11. Bake for 1 hour.
  12. Turn the heat off and open the oven door to stay slightly.
  13. Allow the baked cheesecake to remain in the oven for 1 hour (with heat turned off).
  14. Cool slightly at room temperature then refrigerate overnight.
  15. Before serving release the sides of the pan from the cheesecake.
  16. Slice as desired then top slices with pie filling.
Most Helpful

KITTEN Your description is right on target. Nothing I can say would describe it better . I've given this recipe to friends and family and they totally agree this recipe CANNOT be beat. My only regret is I didnt make it sooner.

nita 284904 southern girl March 16, 2010

This is the best cheesecake I have ever made. Everyone loved it. This cheesecake is worth the wait. It is rich and creamy and melts in your mouth.

Crazycampbellfarm November 22, 2008

This cheesecake has the perfect texture for me, creamy but still firm. I made it for Thanksgiving and family members were arguing over the last piece. Thanks Kittencal for another great recipe.

Maymie November 27, 2011