Traditional Cheesecake

  • Recipe difficulty: Medium
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  • Serves: Up to 10 people
  • Course: Desserts

This recipe was prepared using the Braun MultiMix Hand Mixer with chopper* attachment and MultiWhisk Beaters attachment.

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 9 whole graham crackers, finely crushed (2 cups of crumbs)
  • ¼ cup (2 oz) packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (3 oz) unsalted butter, melted
  • Pinch of salt

Filling:

  • 1 ¼ cups (9 oz) granulated sugar
  • 3 8-oz. packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350°F. Place parchment round on the bottom of 9-inch spring form pan. Add the graham crackers to the chopper attachment. Blend well at speeds 7-8 until fine crumbs. Remove to a bowl. Add sugar, melted butter and pinch of salt and mix well.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch spring form pan and press evenly onto the bottom of the pan. Bake until the crust is fragrant and slightly darkened, 9 to 12 minutes. Let the pan cool on a rack.
  3. In a large bowl add the sugar and cream cheese and beat well using the MultiWhisk Beaters attachment, starting on a slow speed of 2 and gradually moving to a higher speed of 7-8 until very smooth and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla and beat until blended. Add the eggs one at a time, beating just until blended. Pour the filling into the cooled crust and smooth the top.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes or until cheesecake has set. Set on a rack and cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 8 hours and up to 3 days.
  6. Unclasp and remove the side of the spring form pan and run a long, thin metal spatula under the bottom crust. Carefully slide the cake onto a flat serving plate.
  7. To serve, top with fresh berries of choice and some whipped cream, if desired.

*Chopper attachment only available on MultiMix HM5130 Model.  Hand chop or use alternative appliance if you do not have this model.

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