Best-Ever Cheesecake

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
7 eggs
3 (8-ounce) cartons commercial sour cream
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine first 3 ingredients, mixing well. Firmly press mixture into bottom of a greased 9- inch Spring form pan, and chill thoroughly.

Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy; gradually add 1 3/4 cups sugar, mixing well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream and vanilla; mix well.

Pour mixture into pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Turn oven off. Allow cheesecake to cool in oven 4 hours. (Do not open oven door.) Remove from oven. Loosely cover; refrigerate 12 hours. Remove sides from Springform pan; transfer cheesecake to a serving platter. Cut into wedges; serve on chilled dessert dishes.