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Classic Vanilla Cheesecake

Classic Vanilla Cheesecake

Classic Vanilla Cheesecake

  • Cook Time: 4 Hours, 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Top with fresh fruit or your favorite ice cream topping. For many years this recipe was featured on the Spice Islands Vanilla box.




  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter OR margarine



  1. Combine crust ingredients and pat into bottom of 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  2. For filling, beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl, until light. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until set.
  3. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Combine topping ingredients; pour over baked cheesecake. Return to 375° oven and bake for 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature on wire rack. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Top with fresh berries if desired. Can be made up to 1 day ahead.