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The Best Homemade Cheesecake

Oct 15, 2022

The Best Homemade Cheesecake – get the secret for the lightest and fluffiest cheesecake ever! He said other desserts are good, but this is the best!

Ingredients

Crust :

1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
5 Tbsp sugar
1/3 cup melted butter

Filling :

3 (8oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla

Method

Step 1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Step 2
Crust: Combine all ingredients and press against sides and bottom of 9-inch springform pan. (I use a measuring cup to do this – works great!)

Step 3
Filling: In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together cream cheese, sugar, 4 egg yolks, lemon juice and vanilla.

Step 4
In another bowl, beat 4 egg whites until stiff and creamy. Fold egg whites into cream cheese mixture. Pour into crust in springform pan.

Step 5
Bake for 35 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in the oven for another hour with the door closed.

Step 6
Freeze several hours before serving. Remove from freezer and remove from pan before allowing the cheesecake to thaw