Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Break Up Cheesecake

One thing I really love- cheesecake. One thing I really hate- recipe hoarders. I am one who is a sharer by nature. If I find something I love, I want everyone to know about it, so I don’t understand those who like to keep the good things to themselves. Like, if you have a great recipe, unless you actually sell the product or enter it into contests, I can understand. But if you are keeping all to yourself just to be an ass, that irritates me. My husband was always going on and on about this cheesecake this lady would bring into work. Even though she never sold the cheesecakes or entered it into any blue ribbon fair contests, she would not come off the recipe. While it saddens me when couples break up, I was a little delighted when this particular lady ended her relationship, because then her former flame finally passed the recipe on to us. And, in my giving nature, I will now share it with you. I call it the Break Up Cheesecake. I find it fitting for those of you who are Anti-Valentine’s Day. Whip up one of these babies and have a celebration all of your own!

Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients:

1 sleeve chocolate graham crackers
6 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 lbs (5 packages) cream cheese, softened to room temp.
1/8 tsp sakt’1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp real vanilla extract
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup sour cream
6 eggs
2 egg yolks

Directions:

Line a nine inch spring form pan with foil.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Finely crush the sleeve of graham crackers.
Mix the sugar and 5 1/2 tbsp of the butter with a fork until crumbly. Reserve remaining butter for brushing over the spring form pan.
Press the crumbs in the bottom of the prepared pan, bake for 13 minutes, then remove to rack to cool while you prepare the filling.
Brush sides of the spring form pan with the remaining melted butter generously after the crust has cooled.
Turn the oven up to 500 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese for 2 minutes (to get out most of the big lumps) with the salt.Add the sugar in thirds, beating after each addition. Scrape down the sides. About 1 minute for each addition.
Add the sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix well.
Add the eggs two at a time, beating well after each addition, including the two extra egg yolks.
Pour into cooled crust and place on a lipped baking sheet in the case of a spillover.
Bake at 500 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 200 degrees.
DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR!
Bake for 90 minutes.
Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes on wire rack.
Run knife around the outer edge of the cake.
Allow to cool for 3 hours at room temperature.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Best served 30 minutes out of the refrigerator.

*Feel free to top with your favorite fruit pie filling!

52 comments:

  1. My smiles for your delicious cake ! Very nice photo and great recipe !

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  2. That looks delicious! I haven't had cheesecake in ages!

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  3. She broke up with him for sharing the recipe??? hahahha, geez. Good thing he didn't do anything major. ;) The recipe looks really good!

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    1. Oh, no no Rosey. After they broke up he passed on the recipe lol. Though I guess I could have gotten it sooner if I would have taken Pat's suggestion and had a hand in breaking them up sooner hahaha ;P

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    2. Ah, whew. I'm glad it wasn't the cake that caused the end of events. I'm back today to pin it. :)

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  4. haha delighted they broke up and you could get the recipe huh, hmmm maybe you caused it so you could get your hands on the recipe hmmmm lol

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  5. Looks very good, may have to give it a try

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  6. I hate when people tell you it is an old family recipe and they can't give it. Thanks for sharing yours.... it looks really good.

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  7. Thank you my sweet for loving my ensemble. I was frustrated with it so I decided to leave in the frustrating facial snap. But don't get too used to the "out take" pics. Trust me there are a bunch. hahahahaha

    Guess where I went today? To Goodwill! Yes, I went to the only one in the state and it was a joke. I was NOT impressed at all. Savers is sooooooooooo much better. But I did manage to buy a hat for $2 and a purse for $3. The hat is a 'proper' cowgirl hat and the purse is 'champagne' color that can be either a clutch or a cross-body purse. So I am pleased but there were hardly any people there and there were only two workers and the place was unorganized and tricky to navigate. So Saver it is! {oh and of course I hit my Savers too (first thing) for .99¢ Day and IT ROCKED!!!!!!! ♥ {ya, I know, they took it away and then they brought it back}.

    Oh and lovely recipe! btw {lol}

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  8. Great recipe! Makes me wish I wasn't dieting!

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  9. I totally agree! I hate when people won't share their recipes. I am always more than happy to share. That cheesecake looks delicious!

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  10. I don't know if I could sit around and wait for the recipe to be ready!
    I want cheesecake right now!

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  11. Mmm! Looks so yummy! You're breaking my resolve here lol! And you know what they say-Everything happens for a reason--you needed the recipe so they broke up lol!

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  12. Oh man, that cheesecake recipe sounds so amazing! I am a huge cheesecake lover! I may have to try it soon!

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  13. She broke off a relationship over a recipe for cheesecake? Oh well--it takes all kinds I guess. I do love cheesecake-the rich and creamy NY style and this looks and sounds like it fits the bill! Thank you for sharing!!

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  14. I also don't understand it when someone won't share a recipe - like it's a question of national security or something - but that is HILARIOUS that she broke up with her boyfriend over sharing a recipe. I'm sorry, but aren't there better things to worry about? lol.

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  15. Looks super yummy! If you can't have love, I suppose this'll be the next best thing :)

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  16. Sadly, I don't eat cheesecakes, I don't like cheese sweet, but I do love that fruit on top of it :)

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    1. Oh Dezzy, I don't know if we can still be friends after this comment. You no cheesecake loving loony ;) Just kidding lol. If I could, I'd live off cheesecakes!

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    2. what can I do :) I'm generally alergic to dairy products, so I try to avoid them as much as possible. But I do love me vegetable based cream in cakes and I can also use plain yoghurt.
      Interestingly enough our national dishes are 'burek' and 'gibanica' both savoury cheese pies :)

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    3. Ok, I can overlook an allergy ;) You are forgiven lol.

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  17. My mom used to bake cheesecake all the time - it was the one thing that she could bake! Maybe I'll surprise her by baking one for her using your recipe.

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  18. That looks so delicious!! I could really go for a cheesecake right now. The recipe looks easy enough!

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  19. Haha! Love the name of this Cheesecake! The recipe looks super simple too!

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  20. Looks amazing! I love making Cheesecakes! I will have to make one this week. I have been really craving one!

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  21. Oh you are making me very hungry. I really like the look of this cheese cake.

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  22. Oh my that looks mouth wateringly delicious - I could tuck right in, even though I have just finished eating. x

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  23. My recipes all come from the back of boxes, so I definitely don't get not sharing. Not that anyone has every asked me for a recipe. But this looks wonderful!

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  24. yum cheesecake it's so good and i like your recipe will have to try it soon thank you for sharing

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  25. Cheese cakes are my favorite! This recipe sounds so yummy, I have to make it! And no, I am not a recipe hoarder lol

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  26. It does look good! I haven't had them a lot. I tend to like regular chocolate cake the best.

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  27. Oh my, I'm salivating at the photo. I'm glad they dumped each other too. Thanks for sharing, Theresa.

    xoRobyn

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  28. That looks so good. I hate recipe hoarders too! I know several of them and think, Why not share????

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  29. Well that means you will not like me, I share almost all of my recipes but I do hoard the sausage recipes that my father created before he passed away. I just can not bring myself to share them with anyone but have written them down for my boys for when they are older - maybe they will be nicer! I love cheese cake and will be trying this one out since your husband swears it is so good!

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  30. Well, clearly you remained friends with the unselfish side of that relationship! This sounds beyond delicious, T!

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  31. Cheesecake is my favorite dessert and my husband makes the best cheecake.

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  32. Oh my! I was a big cheesecake lover before my raw vegan switch months ago. I do have the raw version. :-)

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  33. Oh, interesting. I don't see a ww linky post. Hope you are ok and just busy. Love to you, Renae

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  34. Wow, does this look delicious! I am not a big lover of cheesecake but I will have a piece and I would like to try and make this one.

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  35. I love cheesecake and I don't think that I need any excuse to eat some. These days, I like to enjoy the sugar free variety.

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  36. Ooooo that looks super yummm...hmm...

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  37. It's been awhile since I had some cheesecake - have to make one of these soon.

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  38. I will try it! I've never made cheesecake before, so this would be a delight.

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  39. I could eat cheesecake all day long! This looks delicious!

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  40. Cheesecake is meant to be shared, not hoarded!!! It's a gift of nature to taste buds. And yours looks delish! Moist and airy - yum!

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  41. OMG.....I laughed so hard and had to share this post with my hubby. There was a woman at his work who made this awesome microwave peanut brittle but wouldn't share the recipe. I couldn't figure out why someone wouldn't want to share. Luckily for me I found it on the internet. I think I shared it a few years ago on my blog.....Take that you recipe hoarder. I am going to have to try this. I love cheesecake! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  42. This looks so delicious! Why would she want to keep this recipe to herself. It looks so yummy.

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  43. I love a great cheesecake and I cannot wait to try this one out!!! Sorry to hear about the breakup but oh-so-glad you snagged this recipe! Yay!

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  44. I love the name of this and hubby loves cheesecake. He makes a really great one but he will have to give yours a try. Thanks for the recipe.

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  45. YUM!!! I LOVE, love, love cheesecake. This looks absolutely delicious. I'm pinning this beauty for sure! So glad they broke up too...hehehehe. Like you, I love to share recipes! When something is so good...I want to share it with everyone lol.

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  46. I loooove cheesecake and that looks oh-so-delicious!

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