Cheesecake Supreme


With its traditional graham cracker crust and light lemony flavor, this rich and creamy classic ranks as one of America's favorite desserts.

Cheesecake Supreme

Kritsada Panichgul

Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Stand Time:
45 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 10 mins



  • 1 ¾ cup finely crushed graham crackers

  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup butter, melted


  • 3 8 ounce packages cream cheese

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (optional)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 egg yolk

  • ¼ cup milk

  • Dairy sour cream (optional)

  • Seedless red raspberry preserves (optional)



  1. In a medium mixing bowl stir together crushed graham crackers, walnuts, and cinnamon. Stir in butter. If desired, reserve 1/4 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom and about 2 inches up sides of an 8- or 9-inch springform pan; set aside.


  1. Soften cream cheese. In a large mixing bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla, and lemon peel (if using); beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add whole eggs and egg yolk all at once, beating on low speed just until combined (do not overbeat). Stir in milk.

  2. Pour filling into crust-lined pan. If desired, top with reserved crumbs. Place on a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 45 to 50 minutes for 8-inch pan, 35 to 40 minutes for 9-inch pan, or until center appears nearly set when shaken gently.

  3. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a sharp, thin bladed knife to loosen the crust from the sides of the pan; cool for 30 minutes more. Remove the sides of the pan; cool cheesecake completely. Cover and chill at least 4 hours before serving. Top cheesecake with sour cream and spoon on seedless red raspberry preserves; swirl with a spoon, if desired. Makes 12 to 16 servings.


Up to 1 day ahead, prepare and bake cheesecake. Cool as directed, then chill. Just before serving, swirl on sour cream and preserves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
32g Fat
30g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Protein 7g
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.8mg 10%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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