Traditional Cheesecake

If you love cooking from scratch, you’ll love this traditional cheesecake recipe!


2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

4 – 8oz packs of cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp lemon zest




2/3 cup apricot preserves – optional

2 Tbsp water – optional

1 quart strawberries – optional


  1. Sprinkle bottom of lightly greased 9 inch springform pan with graham cracker crumbs.
  2. Combine cream cheese and sugar until well blended.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.
  4. Mix in lemon juice, zest and vanilla.
  5. Pour into pan.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes.
  7. Cool.


Cheesecake can be served as is, or you can cook the apricot preserves with water as a sauce. Arrange strawberries on top of cheesecake and then drizzle with the apricot preserve mixture.

Happy Cooking!

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