This Sour Cream Cheesecake is the basic cheesecake we sold at the shop with many variations. It is one of the most elegant desserts to be found. For the holidays, we topped it with a candied cranberry sauce that added the perfect contrast to the richness of this cheesecake. We also used this as the base for our Eggnog Cheesecake.
Cheesecake is the number one dessert in the country. There are literally hundreds of different flavors. Most cheesecakes have a graham cracker crust. However, this one is so delicate I used a shortbread crust in order not to overpower the cheesecake. It is important not to over bake the crust in the initial step as it will bake for about 90 minutes and then cool in the oven for another 60 minutes.
Because we made 18 cheesecakes at a time at the bakery, we made them in one of our large mixers. Since this is a single recipe, I have included the processor and mixer method of making it. Continue reading