Tasteful Tuesday: Classic Cheesecake

We’ve made Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake and even Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles here on the blog, but today we’re going back to basics with a Classic Cheesecake recipe.

Classic Cheesecake Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopWhat You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 32 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap exterior of a 9-inch springform pan in a double layer of foil and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine graham crackers, 3 tablespoons sugar and butter. Transfer crumb mixture to the springform pan, pressing until firm. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until browned, then cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla on medium speed. Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed until just blended. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake for about one hour, or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Eat plain, or top with fruit, caramel or chocolate sauce.

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