Grandmother’s Cheesecake

This is a basic delicious cheesecake that you can spruce up with sugared strawberries or blueberries on top, but it is fantastic just plain. Yummy!

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Additional: 2 hrs 20 mins
Total: 3 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 12
Yield: 12 servings


1 individual package graham crackers, crushed
2 tablespoons white sugar
½ cup butter, softened
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
3 teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Step 2
In a food processor, combine graham crackers, 2 tablespoons sugar, butter and cinnamon. Pulse until smooth. Press into the bottom of an 8×12 inch baking dish.

Step 3
In the food processor, combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, eggs and vanilla. Process until smooth. Pour over crust.

Step 4
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until filling is set. Allow to cool for 2 hours.

Step 5
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, mix together sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread over top of cheesecake. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

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