The World's Best Cheesecake

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Yield
10 to 12 servings
Course

The World's Best Cheesecake

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Introducing the World’s Best Cheesecake! Eat it in its pure form, garnish with berries, or drizzle with chocolate; this is the cheesecake recipe you have been looking for!

Crust

Ingredients
2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine ingredients and press evenly across bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan.

Filling

Ingredients
3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temperature
1-1/2 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Instructions

Combine cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each one. Beat in the lemon juice. Pour filling over crust, and bake for 45 minutes without opening the oven door. Remove cheesecake and reduce heat to 300 degrees F.

Topping

Ingredients
1 pint sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions

Mix ingredients and spread over cheesecake. Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes longer. Cool on rack for several hours, then refrigerate overnight. Serve plain or topped with fresh fruit.