Return to Content

Melissa's Prize-Winning Cheesecake

Melissa’s Prize-Winning Cheesecake
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)
by
Submit a Recipe Image

Yield: Serves 12

Melissa is the daughter of Joan and Jim Lippke, innkeepers of Breezemere Farm. She has won several awards for her desserts and has a thriving catering business in Huntington, New York. --Breezemere Farm, South Brooksville, Maine

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 pounds cream cheese, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch springform pan all the way up to the rim. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over bottom. With mixer at medium high speed thoroughly cream the cheese till it is perfectly smooth. Add 1-3/4 cups sugar and vanilla. Beat well. Add eggs one at a time, beating only as much as is necessary to mix well. Stir in lemon juice. Pour into prepared pan and place on medium rack in oven. On lower rack, immediately under springform pan, place a larger pan filled with hot water. Bake for 1-1/2 hours. Five minutes before time is up, spread over top sour cream mixed with 3 tablespoons sugar. Allow to cool at least 24 hours for best texture and flavor.
Updated Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Browse Similar Recipes

Yankee Magazine Advertising

Bring New England Home

In this issue: Best of New England

  • 10 Best Maine Lobster Shacks
  • 107 Treats from Chowder to Ice Cream
  • Best Bargains: 35 Summer Savers
  • 120 Fairs, Festivals and Events
Subscribe Today and Save 44%
No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Comments maybe edited for length and clarity.