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Momma's Cheesecake

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Momma's Cheesecake
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16
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Cheesecake frosted and topped with flaky coconut and crunchy pecans? This rich southern cheesecake is one to remember!

Ingredients

3
tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
5
packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2
cups sugar
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2
teaspoon cream of tartar
6
egg yolks
2/3
cup sour cream
1/3
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1/3
cup fresh lemon juice
6
egg whites
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting, if desired
Chopped pecans, if desired
Flaked coconut, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease springform pan, 9x3 inches. Coat bottom and side of pan with graham cracker crumbs.
  • 2 Beat cream cheese, 1 cup of the sugar, the flour and cream of tartar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth. Beat in egg yolks one at a time, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in sour cream, whipping cream and lemon peel on low speed. Stir in lemon juice.
  • 3 Beat egg whites in medium bowl on high speed until stiff; gradually beat in remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Fold egg whites into cream cheese mixture. Beat 1 minute, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 4 Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300ºF. Bake 60 to 75 minutes longer or until set. Turn off oven; leave cheesecake in oven 15 minutes. Remove from oven; cool 1 hour. Refrigerate uncovered about 4 hours or until chilled.
  • 5 Place frosting in small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 15 to 30 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle frosting over cheesecake; top with pecans and coconut. Store covered in refrigerator.
Tips  

Follow these easy steps if you want to prevent your cheesecake from cracking. Place large rectangular pan on oven rack; fill pan half full (about 2 to 3 cups) with very hot water. Place springform pan into pan of hot water during baking.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
270
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
30 g
(
Saturated Fat
10 g
)
Cholesterol
170 mg
Sodium
240 mg
Potassium
140 mg
Total Carbohydrate
28 g
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
)
Protein
9 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%
24%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
8%
8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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