Serendipity's Creme De La Creme Cheesecake

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Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Serendipity is little restaurant in New York City, as featured in the movie Serendipity (with Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack). They are famous for their Frozen Hot Chocolate (Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate With Real Whipped Cream), but this cheesecake is a part of their many other desserts. I haven't tried it yet, but if it's from Serendipity, it just has to be good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 250°.
  2. In a food processor, combine walnuts, butter and flour until smooth. Press lightly with your fingers into bottom of a 10" springform pan.
  3. In a large bowl, blend cream cheese and sugar on low speed until smooth. Do not overmix.
  4. Slowly add vanilla and eggs; mix.
  5. Add lemon juice and sour cream; mix just until batter is homogeneous.
  6. Scrape batter into springform pan, tapping lightly on counter to get rid of air bubbles. Bake on middle rack of oven for 2 hours until all but the center is set. Remove from oven and immediately run a spatula around the edge of the pan to release cake from pan.
  7. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until firm. Remove springform ring. Store covered in refrigerator.
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5 5

this was fantastic! i used a grahm cracker crust (w/peanut butter for some pb lovers) but the cheesecake was sooooo delicious and smooth and tasty the only thing i changed in the recipe was i used lowfat cream cheese and sour cream but noone could tell the diference. it was a very creamy cake. although mine took over 2 hours to cook.. but still worth it. i think i will make this my staple cheesecake recipe from now on. thank you for posting!!