Nora Ephron's Cheesecake

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by linguinelisa

Writer/director Nora Ephron published this recipe for cheesecake in her novel Heartburn years ago. She says she got it off the back off a package of Philadelphia cream cheese.

Top Review by Annacia

Lovely basic cheesecake. Sometimes it's nice to be reminded of why we fell in love with a food the first time. The sour cream topping is a touch delicate and it did'nt come out of the pan looking to pretty around the edges. It's rich, creamy and kind of sinful. Gotta love it! :D

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix cream cheese with the eggs, 1 cup of sugar and vanilla. Pour into graham cracker crust and bake 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool 15 minutes.
  3. While pie is cooling, mix sour cream with 1/2 cup sugar. Spread gently over the top and bake 10 minutes more.
  4. Cool and then refrigerate for several hours.

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