The best cheesecake I've ever had

The best cheesecake I've ever had

20 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 80% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

I got this recipe from a friend after I was completely bowled over by it. I'm not a great cheesecake lover but have decided to add this recipe to my list of greats. Seriously, if you're not a cheesecake fan, this recipe might turn you into one!


1 ---CRUST---
1 box graham crackers; use 1.5 packages per crust (about 1 1/4 cups)
2 tablespoons sugar; heaping
0.5 teaspoon cinnamon
0.25 cups Butter; melted
15 oz cream cheese
3 Eggs
0.5 cup Sugar
1 large tub sour cream; (about a pint)
8 tablespoons sugar; heaping
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Original recipe makes 8 Servings




Crush crackers with rolling pin. Add sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Put in bigger size pie dish or spring form pan. Press firmly.


Mix all ingredients until smooth and pour into pie shell. Put into preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Depending on your oven it could take more time. Jiggle the pie a bit to make sure it is cooked.  If not ready go 10 or so more minutes. Cool naturally and COMPLETELY.


Put sugar and vanilla in sour cream mix; Pour into bottom layer and put back in the oven for 10-15 more minutes. Cool and put in refrigerator.

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dress it up however you like. It's great with blackberries

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They were a super hit with my family and friends!! Will be making this again
Lollu0sabha 2y ago

Used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
alahnad 2y ago
great idea! - Amanda Wray 4m ago

KingKMAC 2y ago

ThatGuyOverThere 2y ago

There are only two of us and it was gone within a couple of days.
Jenniferdianev 2y ago

It was ok. I didn't think it was "the best cheese cake I've ever had". I doubt I would make it again. I'm a fan of real NY style cheese cake.
Jthamms 2y ago

Just like grandmother's! Delicious!
janicearsenault 3y ago

This recipe is from 1956: Popes' Cookbook by Chef Francois Pope. I have an autographed copy :-). The proper name of this is Hollywood Two-Tone Cheesecake. You can Google the original recipe. Ipreleaving out the cinnamon.
Latenightrph 4y ago
wow, great find. It is close, but not exactly the same. That one calls for 2 eggs, for example, this one 3. Thanks for letting me know! :) - Amanda Wray 4m ago

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