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Philadelphia Cheesecake Classic Recipe

by jughandle
Phili Cheesecake
  • Cheesecake recipe method:
  • HEAT oven to 325°F.
  • MIX graham Cracker crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter in food processor for 10 secs or 3-4 pulses
  • PREPARE a 9″ cake pan or spring-form pan by cutting a piece of parchment paper for the bottom.  Grease the pan then grease and the parchment.
  • PRESS graham cracker mixture onto the bottom of 9-inch springform pan or 9″ cake pan and tamp down with the bottom of a flat glass
  • BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.
  • POUR cream cheese mixture over crust in pan.
  • BAKE 55 min. or until center is almost set.
  • LOOSEN cake from rim of pan by releasing the spring form or cutting around the edge with a knife
  • COOL before removing rim or turning out cake from cake pan. 
  • REFRIGERATE  4 hours.
  • GARNISH with sliced fruit
  • Serves 16
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Recipe - Classic Philadelphia Cheesecake

The original Philadelphia cheesecake, always a classic
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords Philadelphia cheesecake
Protein cream cheese
Cooking Method Baking
Hot/Cold Dish Cold
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author jughandle

What You Will Need:

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs - or other cookies eg: shortbread, Oreo, etc
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter - melted
  • 32 oz Creamcheese - 4-8 oz. each PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs

Equipment Needed:

  • 1 9" spring form pan


Step 1

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Step 2

  • Mix crumbs, butter, and 3 tablespoons sugar until combined; press firmly onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

Step 3

  • Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed until just blended. Pour over crust.

Step 4

  • Bake in the preheated oven until center is almost set, about 55 minutes. Loosen cake from the pan rim; cool before removing rim.

Step 5

  • Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Recipe - Classic Philadelphia Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 242mg11%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 939IU19%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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