PHILLY Sugar Shack Maple Walnut Cheesecake Recipe -
PHILLY Sugar Shack Maple Walnut Cheesecake Recipe

PHILLY Sugar Shack Maple Walnut Cheesecake

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"The warm and comforting flavors of maple and walnuts pair deliciously in this rich and creamy cheesecake."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine crushed cookies, finely chopped walnuts and butter; press firmly onto bottom of 9 inch springform pan.
  2. Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the maple syrup in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing just until blended after each addition. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until centre is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup maple syrup just before serving. Sprinkle with walnut pieces. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 28, 2008

This was an amazing dessert! My parents watched me make and they were skeptical because I'm not known as the chef of house. But, at our family's Thanksgiving party everybody LOVED it! It was the favorite on the table and it was so easy to make! I couldn't find those Christie's cookies so I used ginger snaps instead which turned out to combine perfectly with the walnuts and maple syrup. It was an amazing dessert, super delicious, thank you so much!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 27, 2013

I made this cheesecake and it was ok... I was disappointed in the flavor. The cake itself tasted good, just like regular cheesecake, but didn't taste like maple at all. I didn't like the crust, too greasy and again, couldn't taste the maple flavor at all, the walnuts took over the flavor. Maybe next time, if I ever make it again, because 3 of my 4 children actually liked this cake - probably because they weren't expecting this maple flavor like me, I will put more maple syrup in the cheesecake batter, no walnuts and less butter in the crust.


19 Ratings

Nov 23, 2008

incredible. i couldn't find any maple leaf cookies in the short amount of time i had to get the ingredients, so i bought some belgian chocolate chunk cookies and just crumbled it up really well. definitely making this for thankgsgiving .

May 04, 2009

This recipe was easy to follow and turned out wonderful! My husband even liked it better than store bought. It was the first cheesecake I have ever made and I am glad I chose this recipe.

Apr 14, 2009

This is the easies cheesecake I ever made. Like the others, I could not find the Maple cookies and used graham crackers instead. This was a big hit at the neighbors dinner party.

Jan 21, 2011

This recipe is a keeper. Both my husband and I loved it. I used a high quality Vermont maple syrup and made a graham cracker crust which I baked for 10 minutes before adding the filling. I used a water bath and baked it at 350º for 45 minutes, then left it in the oven for an hour with the oven door cracked open. It was perfect, nice and creamy. Really, really nice cheesecake.

Nov 08, 2010

The texture of this cheesecake was perfect and was super easy to make, but it was missing something for me...not sweet enough maybe or missing some flavor...not sure, just couldn't put my finger on it. I used ginger snap cookies for the crust as suggested by other reviewers and used the whipped cream cheese in place of the brick.

Jan 26, 2010

I made this cheesecake for our wedding dessert table as well! used boisetown maple syrup fresh from the shack and organic walnuts!


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  • Calories
  • 414 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 27.8 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 381 mg
  • 15%

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

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