Old Fashioned German Cheesecake

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Top Review by ted_a_2000

I substituted 6 cups of Quark for the cottage cheese and instead of a graham crumb crust I used a sugar cookie recipe for the crust. Perhaps because I used a mixer instead of folding in the eggs the volume of filling was enough to make two large cheesecakes. I baked them at 259 degrees for 1 1/2 hours and then 200 degrees for 1 hour and they turned out perfect. Betty

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon and butter until smooth.
  2. Measure 1 cup crumb mixture and set aside.
  3. Press remaining mixture on bottom and sides of a 12 inch springform pan.
  4. Chill for 1 hour in refrigerator or 1/2 hour in freezer.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Mix together cottage cheese and flour.
  7. Push through a sieve into a large bowl and set aside.
  8. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until frothy.
  9. Add sugar, gradually to eggs, beat until light and fluffy.
  10. Add salt, lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla until smooth.
  11. Fold in whipped cream.
  12. Fold into cheese mixture until no streaks remain.
  13. Fill shell with cheese mixture.
  14. Sprinkle remaining crumbs evenly over top of cheese cake.
  15. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes.
  16. Turn off oven and let cheese cake sit in oven for 1/2 hour or longer, until it is cooled.
  17. Chill in refrigerator.

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