Description Edit


Classic American Cheesecake

Ingredients Edit


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups dry cookie crumbs, such as gingersnaps or graham crackers
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • melted butter, for brushing pan

Directions Edit

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Brush a 9-inch springform pan generously with melted butter.
  3. For crust:
  4. Melt butter, stir in cookie crumbs and Sugar.
  5. Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan, spreading evenly with the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake until lightly toasted- about 13–15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool.
  8. For the cheesecake:
  9. In an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, beat cream cheese until soft.
  10. Add Sugar, vanilla and salt.
  11. Add eggs one at a time, beating until smooth and scraping down the sides after each addition.
  12. Stir in zest.
  13. Pour batter into springform pan and bake until done.
  14. Turn oven off and leave door slightly open for 1 hour.
  15. Transfer to refrigerator and chill overnight.
  16. Remove sides of springform and cake on pan base.

See also Edit

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