The Perfect Cheesecake

Cheesecake

If you’re looking to have a homemade cheesecake that is perfect for any occasion, then look no further. Sometimes making the perfect cheesecake can be difficult. Buying it is easy, but can be expensive depending on the size, flavor, and store you purchase it from. Buying the ingredients to make a perfect cheesecake can be less expensive and you can tell everyone who had a piece that it came from your heart and kitchen.

Basic ingredients for a cheese cake are always that yummy graham cracker crust and obviously cream cheese. Unless you know how to make cream cheese yourself, then that can easily, and understandably, be bought from a store. The crust however, can be homemade.

Graham Cracker Crust Recipes

Recipe #1:

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of finely ground graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup of white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)

First mix the above ingredients and press them into an 8 or 9 inch pie pan. Bake it at 375 degrees F for 7 minutes and let it cool. If the recipe calls for an unbaked crust, then let it chill for about a hour.

Recipe #2:

Ingredients:

  • 24 whole Oreo cookies
  • ¼ cup of melted butter

In a medium-sized bowl or food processor, crush the Oreos until the texture is like coarse meal or crumbs then add the butter and blend until it is well combined. Press it into a pie pan and let it cool before using it.

The type of pie crust you use can depend on the flavor of cheesecake you desire. Do you want basic cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake, a fruity cheesecake, or a caramel cheesecake? There are a lot of options for cheesecake flavors, and a lot of recipes to make the perfect one.

Perfect Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, or 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk

First, combine the cream cheese, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl. Mix on medium-low speed until the mixture is creamy and thick like frosting. Make sure no lumps of cream cheese remain.

Next, add the sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla mixing on medium-low speed until combined and creamy.

With the mixer still running, beat in the eggs and egg yolk one at a time making sure each egg is almost completely blended in for adding the next one.

Stir the mixture a few times before adding it to the crust of your desire.

When serving your cheesecake, to make cutting it easier, dip your knife into warm water before cutting into the cheesecake.

Toppings are also up to you. You can add any fruit, cookie, or sauce to the top to make it look elegant and beautiful to serve.

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