Serendipity's Creme De La Creme Cheesecake

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8-12




  • Preheat oven to 250°.
  • In a food processor, combine walnuts, butter and flour until smooth. Press lightly with your fingers into bottom of a 10" springform pan.
  • In a large bowl, blend cream cheese and sugar on low speed until smooth. Do not overmix.
  • Slowly add vanilla and eggs; mix.
  • Add lemon juice and sour cream; mix just until batter is homogeneous.
  • 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.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until firm. Remove springform ring. Store covered in refrigerator.