Old Fashioned German Cheesecake

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"My husband is a Chef and his father before him and they're from Germany and that's where this recipe came from. I hope it is to your husband's satisfaction. Great Baking!"
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3 h 30 m servings 415 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 415 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 24.3 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 16.4 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 138 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 595 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a large bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon and butter until smooth. Measure 1 cup crumb mixture and set aside. Press remaining mixture on bottom and sides of a 12 inch springform pan. Chill for 1 hour in refrigerator or 1/2 hour in freezer. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix together cottage cheese and flour. Push through a sieve into a large bowl and set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar, gradually to eggs, beat until light and fluffy. Add salt, lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Fold into cheese mixture until no streaks remain. Fill shell with cheese mixture. Sprinkle remaining crumbs evenly over top of cheese cake.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes. Turn off oven and let cheese cake sit in oven for 1/2 hour or longer, until it is cooled. Chill in refrigerator.



Being from Germany, I know what the "normal" German cheesecake should taste like. I found the taste to be close, but it cannot be compared with a cheescake made with Quark instead of cottage ch...

This is a fine American German Cheesecake. German Cheesecake is not made with grahm crackers but a dough made of flour, butter, egg, sugar, lemon, and vanilla-sugar. Quark is available or it ca...

I cant say on taste for I don't eat them I just bake them for people. But on baking this for the first time I found it rather a long process since I'm used to the regular cheesecake. I had alot ...

Fairly good cheesecake. Great crust!!! I later combined this crust with a traditional cheesecake for a delicious recipe

nice recipe though, German cheesecake does not use graham cracker crumbs- that is NY German cheesecake has a crust of egg, sugar, flour, and butter.

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