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5 from 39 votes

Easy and Creamy Cheesecake

This easy and creamy cheesecake is absolutely delicious! Make your own crust or use storebought. Cream cheese, eggs, sugar, sour cream make it the best!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Cheesecake
Servings: 6
Calories: 611kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1-¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter

For the filling:

  • 2 (8 oz) blocks cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice, optional
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

For the crust:

  • Mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter and pack mixture firmly into bottom and sides of 9-inch pie pan.
  • Chill in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.

For the filling:

  • Preheat oven to 300f degrees.
  • Mix cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, vanilla extract and lemon juice in a mixer.
  • Add eggs one at a time to the mixture and thoroughly combine.
  • The key to getting a really creamy cheesecake is to mix these ingredients together really well until the mixture is kind of thick and smooth (about 4-5 minutes).
  • Pour into pie crust.
  • Bake for about 65-70 minutes at 300f degrees. Allow cheesecake to cool completely in the refrigerator before serving (about 3-4 hours)

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Notes

You can make the pie crust, or you can just use a premade one from the store. If you use a pre-made one, try to look for the crusts that says “2 extra servings." I you can't find it, just go with the regular ones. You may just have a tad bit of filling leftover.
Chill in the refrigerator a few hours before serving. Optional: top with cherry or strawberry pie filling or drizzle with caramel sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 164mg | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 1445IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1.3mg