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Cheesecake Anyone ???


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Do you see the mark of a slice cut in the cheesecake?

Here’s the reason …. my family was sitting in the living room waiting, with bated breath, while I set the table for them to come and have dessert. I left the room to get my camera for a quick photo snap of the finished cheesecake when someone – no one will fess up to the crime – started to cut the cake. Obviously, they didn’t want to wait any longer.

You won’t either once you bake one of these delicious cheesecakes and have a slice. It is extremely rich and thick. A small slice will be very satisfying. But, you’ll still want to have a 2nd helping. Enjoy … !!!!

if you’re gluten intolerant this is the recipe for you. There’s no flour in the recipe. The graham crackers crumb at the bottom of the pan can be eliminated. 😍

Nanny’s Italian Cheesecake


4 – 8 oz. pkgs. of cream cheese
1/1/2 cups sugar
1 stick of butter
1 – 16 oz. container of sour cream
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon of vanilla
5 eggs
Spring baking pan

Preheat oven to 375 F ****** 190.6 C

Keep cheese, sour cream and butter at room temperature for 1 hour.

Mix all ingredients together – except eggs – beat well.

Add eggs in one at a time. Do not add the next egg into the mix until it’s throughly mixed. To avoid egg shells in your mix break the egg in a small bowl then add to the mix.

Pour into a well greased spring pan (melted butter or spray butter).

Place spring pan into a roaster pan and place on your oven rack. Now, your roaster pan to 1/2 the level so that the spring pan is sitting in the water.

Bake for 1 hour.

Rremove from oven … let cool thoroughly … refrigerate overnight before serving.

Enjoy … !!!!

You can add fresh vanilla beans instead of bottled vanilla.
You can add lime juice or vanilla instead of lemon juice.
You can add stevia instead of sugar.
You can add melted chocolate or swirl the chocolate in the mix.

Decorate your cheesecake with fresh strawberries, blueberries, sprinkle confectioners sugar or leave it plain.

Graham Cracker Mix:
1 1/2 cups of graham crackers
5 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons of sugar

Melt butter, add pre-mixed graham cracker / sugar that you’ve mixed together. (The graham crackers can be place in a small lunch bag and hammered into crumbs or use a small electric chopper)

Blend well … spread on the bottom of the spring pan. To create an even level use your close fist to tap down mixture down.

Refrigerate 1 hour – now, add the cream cheesecake mixture.

To have a truly gluten free cheesecake do not add graham crackers to your pan.

Option 2:
You can use ginger snap cookies instead of graham crackers if you want to change a different taste.

*****A friend gifted me this recipe in a lovely card, 20 years ago, along with the cheesecake when she came to a over dinner party I was having. I have been baking it for years and have never had a disappointed comment upon tasting. It’s a family recipe from her aunt. With her permission, I have posted it here. Enjoy !!!

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

43 thoughts on “Cheesecake Anyone ???

  1. What a funny story about the cheesecake snitch and your very close call. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts!


  2. Can i have one Izzy ..pleaseee!


  3. wow, your cheesecake seems so smooth….
    mine used to be cracky in the top, it’s not looks that nice as yours, even the taste is really not bad


    • To avoid the crackling on top …. bake in a pan of water. The spring pan should be placed in the larger pan first. Then, add the water. It stays moist and should help with this issue.
      Hope you’ll try the recipe. It’s quite good. If you do be sure to post the url here. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. 😊


  4. Looks lovely! I used to make cheesecakes all the time. No more. Phew! They are missed ….


  5. This attracts me to follow you. Ha. Can’t wait for your next post!


  6. My ex-father-in-law had a habit of cutting into desserts before they were served. Maybe it was him…! 😉


  7. It looks so delicious Izzy


  8. I’m excited not only by the cheesecake recipe and the strawberry-memories you wake up in me (I have to follow diabetes diet) – but also finest: the twelve detail photos illustrating the clever procedure!


  9. What a tease you are. I thought you meant, you know, Cheesecake. Like those pinups from the 50’s. I never thought you meant cheesecake. What a disappointment! 😦


    • LOLOLOL … I am on the floor laughing. It never occurred to me that my title would have a double meaning. hahaha
      I suppose I should have that that through. Thanks for the belly laugh. I’ll pay better attention next time … or … not.
      ~~~~~~~ : – )


  10. Very decadent indeed, Issy. I often get told off when I want to take pics before the dessert is served up. I really can’t imagine why people are so impatient. 🙂


  11. Yummmmm! Sounds like my kind of cheesecake! Thank you for sharing the recipe! 😀


  12. Yes, please. And then seconds;)


  13. I think the mark adds interest and a story to the photograph. Looks delicious.


  14. Definitely one slice please! A sweet happy way to start the day. Happy Summer!


    • Will do … lol
      This is a nice cake to take when visiting. People are amazed at the taste and the size.
      It is rich due to the cream and butter but not overly sweet. Hope your wife gives it a try.
      Thanks for the visit, IT. Have a Blessed Day !!!


  15. it looks absolutely delicious! just wanted to highlight though, some countries do not use Fahrenheit scale, who knows one may set their oven to 375 ‘C *gasp*


  16. It must be so rich and heavenly with all that creamy stuff!


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