Cheesecake Factory clone

Cheesecake Factory clone

Chew Wanna Eat?
Cheesecake and Fruit

It’s what’s for breakfast today. This is one of the clones for the Cheesecake Factory. I’ve made it three times. It never disappoints. If you like a nice thick, yet light and fluffy cheesecake that isn’t overly sweet, give this one a try.

Make sure everything is at room temp! I didn’t do it the second time I made this. The cake rose like crazy and then sunk!
CRUST
• 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
• 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
• 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
• 3/4 cup finely chopped vanilla wafer (I used graham crackers)
• 2 tablespoons melted butter
Filling (All ingredients at room temperature:)

FILLING:
• 1 1/2 lbs cream cheese
• 1 1/3 cups sugar
• 5 large eggs
• 16 ounces sour cream
• 1/4 cup flour
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Directions:
Crust: Mix all nuts and vanilla wafer crumbs with melted butter and press into a 9 inch buttered springform pan, trying to line the sides as much as possible about 1 1/2″ up the sides of the pan, set aside.
Cheesecake: All above ingredients should be at room temperature before you begin.
Start by beating the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Keep the mixer on a low setting throughout the beating and mixing process.
Add the sugar a little at a time and continue beating until creamy.
Add one egg at a time and beat after each egg.
When eggs have been mixed into the cream cheese add flour, vanilla and lemon juice, mix well.
Add the sour cream last and beat well.
Pour cream cheese into the spring pan.
Place on the top rack in the middle of a 325 degrees preheated oven for one hour and 15 (20) minutes.
When time is up, prop open oven door and leave in oven for one hour.
Let cool enough before the cheesecake is put into the refrigerator for 24 hours.
A cheesecake should season. The wait is worth it. The flavor ripens and becomes enriched.

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