Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cheesecake Recipe

If you’re a fan of creamy, flavorful cheesecakes but struggle with making them at home, then you’re in for a treat. In this article, I’m going to share with you a fantastic recipe for a Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cheesecake that will have you drooling. So grab a cup of coffee or tea and let’s get started on this delightful culinary adventure!

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cheesecake Recipe
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cheesecake Recipe

The Perfect Graham Cracker Crust

To start off, we’ll be making a super easy graham cracker crust. Don’t worry if you don’t have graham crackers on hand, you can use any cookie you like. Oreos, digestive biscuits, anything works! Simply chop up about 16 to 18 crackers or cookies, along with a cup of toasted pecans. Toasting the nuts beforehand adds a fragrant and delicious touch to the crust. Add in a quarter cup of granulated sugar to give it a slight sweetness.

Pulse the mixture in a food processor until you have fine crumbs. Then, drizzle in about five tablespoons of melted butter and blend it all together until it forms a crumbly mixture. If the mixture holds together when you press it with a spoon, then you’re good to go. Press the mixture into a greased pie dish, making sure to press the sides up high for that perfect crust. Bake it at 350°F for just under 10 minutes until it turns golden. If you prefer, you can skip the bake and refrigerate the crust instead.

The Creamy and Tangy Filling

Now onto the star of the show – the luscious cream cheese filling. You’ll need four and a half packages (36 ounces) of room temperature cream cheese for this recipe. Cold cream cheese will cause lumps in your cheesecake, so make sure it’s nice and soft. Blend the cream cheese until it’s smooth and creamy, and then add in one and three-quarters cups of sugar. Feel free to reduce the sugar a bit if you prefer a less sweet cheesecake.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is mixed in properly. Next, add in three-fourths of a cup of sour cream and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Mix it all together until well combined. Finally, sprinkle in three tablespoons of flour gradually to bind the mixture without forming clumps. Last but not least, add in the eggs and yolks one at a time while mixing. The addition of eggs will give the batter a silky and glossy texture.

Baking and Finishing Touches

Pour the smooth batter into the prepared crust and fill it up as high as you like. This cheesecake won’t rise, so don’t worry about it overflowing. If you have any leftover batter, you can use it to make mini cheesecake cupcakes. Bake the cheesecake at 350°F for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 300°F and bake for an additional 40 minutes. The center might still be slightly wobbly, but don’t be alarmed. It will firm up as it cools.

Once the cheesecake is baked and cooled, you can get creative with the toppings. Fresh berries, dollops of whipped cream, or even a canned cherry filling can add a delightful finishing touch to your creation. The choice is yours!

Time to Indulge!

Now comes the best part – enjoying your homemade Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cheesecake. Imagine sinking your fork into a slice of this cloud-like confection. The texture is unbelievably light and fluffy, and with a dollop of whipped cream, it’s like biting into a heavenly treat. Trust me, there’s nothing finer!

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So go ahead, give this Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cheesecake recipe a try. You’ll impress your family and friends with your baking skills and create a dessert that will be remembered for its fantastic flavor. Enjoy every creamy, delectable bite!

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