The Best Cheesecake Recipe

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  1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Lightly butter 9 or 10 inch springform pan.
  2. For crust: Combine walnuts, graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press compactly onto bottom of pan.
  3. For filling: Beat cream cheese in large bowl of electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Beat thoroughly. Spoon over crust.
  4. Set pan on baking sheet to catch any batter that may drip out. Bake 10-inch cake 40 to 45 minutes. Bake 9-inch cake 50 to 55 minutes. Cake may rise slightly and crack in several areas; it will settle again. Cracks will minimize. Remove from oven and let cool. Refrigerate overnight. Using knife loosen cake from pan, remove springform.
  5. If a topping is desired any fruit pie will do.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 710.68 Kcal (2975 kJ)
Calories from fat 511.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56.89g 88%
Cholesterol 218.03mg 73%
Sodium 501.01mg 21%
Potassium 272.69mg 6%
Total Carbs 39.04g 13%
Sugars 26.07g 104%
Dietary Fiber 1.19g 5%
Protein 13.38g 27%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 138.1mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 364 Kcal (1524 kJ)
Calories from fat 262.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.14g 88%
Cholesterol 111.67mg 73%
Sodium 256.61mg 21%
Potassium 139.67mg 6%
Total Carbs 19.99g 13%
Sugars 13.35g 104%
Dietary Fiber 0.61g 5%
Protein 6.85g 27%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 8%
Calcium 70.7mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.7
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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