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Cheesecake Recipe


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"A simple no crust cheesecake with sour cream topping."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 deep dish pie plate Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, almond extract, eggs and salt. Beat until smooth. Pour into a greased deep dish pie plate.
  2. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes.
  3. To Make Topping: combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and stir until smooth. Spread evenly on top of the baked cheesecake, then bake 10 minutes at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) to set the top.
  4. Let cool, refrigerate several hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 15, 2008

So simple- and it tasted great! If other reviewers didn't like the egginess they may want to try adding another 8 oz package of cream cheese like I did. I had no problems and it tasted delicious. Thanks for this recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 24, 2003

too much egg and not enough cream cheese! This cheesecake actually made me kind of sick to my stomach.


25 Ratings

May 16, 2007

Best Cheesecake Ever!!!!

May 08, 2006

VERY yummy! I like the egg taste! My family loved it! (Especially because they had just come in from the garden!) I didn't have enough sour cream so I used yogurt instead. After splitting the topping into two bowls, I mixed mint extract with one half and chocolate syrup with the other. I couldn't get back onto my computer so I didn't see the part of the recipe where you bake in the topping so we just plopped it on. I didn’t have sugar so I used turbanado (I think I spelled it wrong) and Stevia instead.

May 24, 2010

I needed a simple cheesecake recipe to make a grooms cake (for my now husband! yay!). At first this cake did not taste good, very eggy as other said, but by the time it was served at the wedding it was AMAZING! I guess it needed some more hours in the fridge. Everyone thought I had bought the grooms cake from the Cheesecake Factory (I made a red velvet cheesecake). They were so impressed when I told them I had made it!

Mar 18, 2006

melts in your mouth! i used fat free sour cream and low fat cream cheese for a heather cheese cake

Apr 22, 2004

This is a poor excuse for a cheesecake. I don't think this should be called a cheesecake. I was VERY disappointed. I was CRAVING a cheesecake and I got an EGGCAKE! YUK! My husband who eats everything and throws NOTHING out told me to toss it!!!!

Aug 29, 2002

This was totally easy! Throw everything in a Kitchen Aid mixer and walk away! If you do want a crust try crumbling up graham crackers and putting them on top just before serving. Tastes great with fruit topping too!


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  • Calories
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 158 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 25.6 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 254 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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