Cream Cheesecake

  • Yield: Makes one 10-inch cake
Cream Cheesecake
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  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 recipe Cream Cheesecake Cookie Crust
  • 3 1/2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured piece of parchment paper, roll out cookie-crust dough to slightly more than 1/8 inch thick. Place the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan on top, and use a paring knife to cut out a round about 1/4 inch larger than the pan. Place dough on top of springform base; freeze 15 minutes.

  2. Remove dough from freezer; place on baking sheet. Bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  3. Butter sides of springform pan, and insert cooled bottom; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese on medium until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. In a small bowl, combine sugar and flour. With mixer on low, gradually add sugar mixture to cream cheese; continue beating until smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition and scraping bowl as necessary. Add sour cream and vanilla; beat until smooth.

  4. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Place on a Silpat-lined baking sheet, and bake until top is golden, about 1 hour and 40 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Turn off oven, and prop open door; let cool completely. Remove from oven; leave in pan. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 6 hours or overnight.


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