Classic Cheesecake


1-1/3 cups (325 mL) graham crumbs
1/4 cup (50 mL) butter, melted

3 pkgs (250 g each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream (5%)
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour


Crust: Stir together graham crumbs and butter until well mixed. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan. Place in freezer or refrigerator while making filling.

Filling: Combine cream cheese and sugar in large bowl; beat with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and occasionally scraping side of bowl. Beat in sour cream, vanilla and flour. Pour batter over crust; smooth top. Bake until top is golden and center jiggles slightly, about 45 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Run knife around inside of pan before removing cheesecake.

TIP: Top cheesecake with fresh fruit, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, canned pie filling thinned with fruit juice, or fruit sauce such as Strawberry Topping. Visit to find the recipe for the Strawberry Topping.

Nutrients per serving:

Calories: 227
Fat: 21 g
Sodium: 228 mg
Carbohydrate: 18 g
Fibre: 0 g
Protein: 5 g