Classic American Cheesecake

Recipe by kiwidutch
READY IN: 32mins
SERVES: 12-16




  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Brush a 9-inch springform pan generously with melted butter.
  • For crust: Melt butter, stir in cookie crumbs and sugar.
  • press the mixture into the bottom of the pan, spreading evenly with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake until lightly toasted- about 13-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • For the cheesecake: In an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, beat cream cheese on low speed until soft and smooth.
  • Add sugar, vanilla and salt and continue beating until light and creamy- 3-4 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating until smooth and scraping down the sides after each addition.
  • Stir in zest.
  • Pour batter into springform pan and bake until done (center will be slightly jiggly)- 1-1 1/2 hours.
  • Turn oven off and leave door slightly open for 1 hour.
  • Transfer to refrigerator and chill overnight.
  • Remove sides of springform and cake on pan base.