Perfect Cheesecake

Perfect Cheesecake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Resting time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 25 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 313kcal
Author Philadelphia

Perfect Cheesecake should never be a source of anything except pure bliss. Not distress. Not frustration. Certainly never tears. Just dreamy, decadent, nonstop bliss.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix graham crumbs, butter and 1/4 cup sugar; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
  5. Top with pie filling before serving.

Footnotes

How to Easily Cut Creamy Desserts

When cutting creamy-textured desserts, such as cheesecake, carefully wipe off the knife blade between cuts with a clean damp towel. This prevents the creamy filling from building up on the blade, ensuring nice clean cuts that leave the filling intact.

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