Marx Brothers Cheesecake

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Celeste

This recipe came from Bon Appetit, April 1989. The flavor is great, but the baking time is a little off. I may try it at 300 or 350 next time.

Top Review by Robin Hunt Smith

If I could give this recipe more stars I would. You might have to play with it to get it just right. Have all your ingredients at room temperature and use a stand mixer beat the cheese and sugar the the eggs and sour cream. I have cut the recipe in half and still have 8 servings that are too much unless you are really hungry. I don't use the pecans but put crumbs up the side a little way. I have to check the doneness before I take it out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Rub 2 tablespoons butter over bottom and up sides of 10 inch springform pan with 3 inch high sides.
  3. Add pecans, shaking and turning pan to coat bottom and sides.
  4. Mix cracker crumbs with remaining 1/4 cup butter in small bowl.
  5. Press into bottom of pan.
  6. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese in large bowl until softened.
  7. Add sugar, eggs, yolks, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  8. Fold in sour cream.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  10. Bake until knife inserted 2 inches from center comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours.
  11. Turn off oven.
  12. Leave cheesecake in oven 20 minutes.
  13. Transfer to rack and cool completely.
  14. Refrigerate overnight.
  15. Release pan sides from cheesecake.
  16. Transfer to platter.
  17. Cut into slices.

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