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Best Ever Cheesecake

A wonderfully rich and creamy homemade cheesecake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake
Prep Time 17 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Refrigerate 12 hours
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 293 kcal
Author Yvonne



  • 1 1/3 c. vanilla wafers crushed
  • 6 tbsp. butter melted
  • 5 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 c. coconut


  • 4 eggs separated
  • 3 8 oz pkgs. cream cheese
  • 1 c. sugar divided (3/4 & 1/4)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1 can pie filling your favorite flavor


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease sides and bottom of 9x3-inch aluminum springform pan.

  2. Combine crust ingredients and cover bottom of pan.

  3. Beat egg whites till stiff and set aside. In large mixing bowl combine cream cheese, egg yolks, 3/4 c. sugar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Fold in egg whites. Place in pan and bake 40-50 minutes, till slightly brown. 

  4. Remove from oven and pour the sour cream mixed with 1/4 c. sugar slowly over the top. Return to oven at 475 F for 5 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven and cool. When cool, remove from pan and top with pie filling. 

  6. Refrigerate at least 12 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.