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Creamy Cheesecake Recipe

Creamy Cheesecake

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"This cheesecake is creamier than most cheesecakes, and very easy to make. Use grated lemon zest or 1 teaspoon lemon extract for flavoring."

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Original recipe makes 1 -9 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat softened cream cheese slightly. Add eggs, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest. Beat until light and fluffy. Pour mixture into crust.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until firm, about 25 minutes. Let cheesecake cool then top with cherry or blueberry pie filling, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 21, 2004

I didn't have enough cream cheese to make my regular cheesecake so I tried this recipe. Excellent! Easy! I left out the lemon and topped with cherry pie filling. I ended up baking for about 35 minutes. Take it out while the center is just jiggly. Also try putting a large pan of water in the oven while preheating and baking. The moist oven helps cut down on cracks. Turn the oven off and let the cheesecake sit in the oven while it cools off to help avoid cracking. Another reviewer mentioned having trouble with lumps in the cheesecake. The cream cheese needs to be at room temperature before creaming with the sugar. That should take care of the lumps. Great recipe and not nearly as time consuming as a traditional cheesecake.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 29, 2012

Simple,basic recipe...comes out a little too flat,if you want a higher cheesecake you have to double the recipe. I made a homemade graham craker crust and added some small choc. chip morsels.

Dec 22, 2005

This is a very easy recipe, and it comes out very creamy and tasty. Just cut back on the sugar, otherwise it will be very sweet (I've been using half a cup of sugar instead of the recommended 3/4, and it's just perfect). I also skipped the lemon zest and everybody loved it!

Oct 25, 2006

This cheesecake is beyond compare !!!! So creamy and it tastes like you have been baking it for hours. To those who say that the filling doesn't fill the pie crust up try this; After you have put in all your ingredients into your bowl, beat it with a stand mixer or a hand mixer for a least 12 to 15 min, believe me when I say "it will be worth your time" and dedication. Also, use a water bath, of boiling water. Fill the pan up only to the half way point of your cheesecake. If you over feel the pan your cheesecake will be a total lost I learned that from a friend, but it was a good laugh. Than when the time is up turn the oven off and let the cheesecake sit in the oven until the oven is cold. Oh yea I toped my cheesecake off with a sauce that I made from strawberries this summer.If I could give it more stars I would.

Jun 06, 2006

This was good...unfortunately I have already tried Chantal's New York Cheesecake from this site....and it was absolutley delicious. I truly liked that one better, but this was good too. I don't think this was as creamy even with mixing it for 15 minutes...and the flavor wasn't as intense as we would have liked. Thanks for the post.

Feb 27, 2006

Turned out perfect! This was my first time making cheesecake. Used previous reviews tips. Reduced sugar to 1/2 cup, omitted lemon juice (didn't have any on hand)mixed about 10 mintues,used a water bath (used cheescake tips), baked 25 min, tuurned off oven left it in one hour, chilled in fridge overnight, spread strawberry filling over top and it was AWESOME! Everybody LOVED it!!

Aug 25, 2003

Fabulous! I changed the recipe a bit: I omitted the lemon, used fat-free cream cheese, and topped it with light cherry pie filling. It turned out wonderful! Perfect for those who love a creamy, light, but not cakey didn't get super-firm. My whole family loved it even though I made it with fat-free cream cheese; they couldn't believe it when i told them! I will definitely make this again.

Jan 28, 2004

My husband loved it and he knows cheesecakes. It came out extremely creamy and silky. I was very proud of the first ever cheesecake I made.


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  • Calories
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 224 mg
  • 9%

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

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