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Classic Vanilla Cheesecake

Spice Islands®

Classic Vanilla Cheesecake


  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

8 to 10 servings



1 cup graham cracker crumbs

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

2 tablespoons melted butter OR margarine


2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese

2/3 cup sugar

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

3 eggs


1 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract


Combine crust ingredients and pat into bottom of 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

For filling, beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl, until light. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until set.

Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Combine topping ingredients; pour over baked cheesecake. Return to 375° oven and bake for 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature on wire rack. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Top with fresh berries if desired. Can be made up to 1 day ahead.

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