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Perfect Cheesecake

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  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (from about 15 Graham crackers)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (if using salted butter, omit the pinch of salt, melted)
  • 2 pounds cream cheese (900 g, room temperature)
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar (270 g)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream (160 ml)
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream (160 ml)
  • 2 cups sour cream (475 ml)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar (35 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 g)
  • 1/2 cup water (120 ml)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium14% DV340mg
    Fat55% DV36g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs14% DV42g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories510Calories from Fat320
    Total Fat36g55%
    Saturated Fat20g100%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat320
    Total Carbohydrate42g14%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Joy W. 5 hours ago
    Aside from making sure the water bath didn't dry out, I love the recipe for this cheesecake. It is so rich and has great flavor; the only substitution I made was the use of salted butter instead of unsalted. I used a 10 inch pan and it turned out better than I expected using the measurements listed in the ingredients.
    Graham G. 18 days ago
    Tasty, but I’ve tried another recipe that was simpler with fewer ingredients and turned out even better.
    Roxy F. 2 months ago
    My go to cheesecake recipe!!! This is the second time I’ve made it and it’s awesome both times. My husband loves it.
    Lucy v 4 months ago
    Absolutely the best cheesecake recipe I have ever made. Ive made this about 4 times and just keeps getting better. Everyone raves about it every time
    Gail Butts 5 months ago
    Excellent taste and texture! Love this recipe
    Vince Brown 8 months ago
    great will make it again
    Kayla H. a year ago
    Great cheesecake recipe, silky smooth
    Audrey 2 years ago
    Amazing . I used Vanilla Bean paste instead of vanilla essence balancing the flavours so well. Will try using mascarpone cheese next time i make it to see the difference in flavour.
    Johnson 2 years ago
    Amazing!!! Everyone loved it and not hard to make
    Fabian 2003 2 years ago
    wow... perfect... easy and delicious. Love it
    Angela Ramiro 2 years ago
    Best cheesecake ever! It’s light and sweet and the toppings are delicious. I’m making another one today because I took two for Thanksgiving and they were devoured.
    Brexton Hudson 2 years ago
    AMAZING! Ive made this 4 times now and it has always been amazing!
    Grace M. 3 years ago
    Amazing Recipe!!!!! This is my go to cheesecake.. the best I've ever made...already made it like 6 times!! Thank you!!
    Aerin Driggers 4 years ago
    I made this Cheesecake for Christmas and it turned out AMAZING! It was light, fluffy, and smooth. My Uncle told me it was so good it should be illegal. LOL. It disappeared by the end of the second day. I was searching for a reason to make another one. Well, tomorrow I just so happen to be hosting a Birthday party for my Sister-in-law. Guess who's getting a Cheesecake! 😂
    Marie C. 4 years ago
    I've been doing it every Christmas & it's pure perfection! This year, I had to modify bec my pan is 10inches.
    yerin k. 4 years ago
    i usually dont really like cheesecake but after i tried this recipe i LOVE cheesecake!! i didnt modify the recipe at all and i ALWAYS use this recipe to make cheesecake now
    Shelby T. 5 years ago
    Didnt change a thing. It was the best cheesecake I've ever made! This is a big cheesecake and it didn't last long.
    Liz P. 5 years ago
    Amazing wonderful cheesecake we ate every piece. Just PERFECT. I made no changes and it came out perfect. A definite make again.