Paw Paw's Ultimate Cheesecake

"My grandpaw is the best cook in the world. Hands down. Anything that he makes is heavenly, especially this cheesecake. After much prodding, he finally gave our family the recipe!"
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Ready In:
3hrs 30mins
1 cheesecake




  • Crust:

  • Put ingreduants into the food processor together and blend. Press into bottom of 10" springform pan and up 1" of the sides. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Cheesecake:

  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add 2c of sugar, beating well. Beat eggs and vanilla into the mixture. Add sour cream and pour batter into the chilled crust.
  • Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 325 and bake for 15 more minutes (At this point the cheesecake will be even with or slighly over the edges of the pan). Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake stay in the oven for 30 minutes more. Then open the oven door and let it stay there for another hour or more to cool. Cover and chill overnight to serve.

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My husband and I just relocated from Texas to North Carolina for the first big adventure of our married lives. I recently finished my MSEd in Public Health and am waiting to see if I am accepted to a PhD program here in NC. My passions include: traveling, working with my church, painting, and of course cooking! And my addiction...reading food blogs. I have recently been given the honor of organizing, deciphering, and compiling my great-grandmother's and great-great grandmother and grandfather's recipes into a famliy cookbook. If you have any expertise in this area I'd love to hear your tips. With this, please note that those recipes that are noted as being from my great-grandmother are frequently merely a list of ingrediants, missing cooking time and temp, etc. I have not made many of these old family recipes, so if you choose to prepare them please help us all by posting the cooking info with your review. <img src="">
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