My Shavuot recipe – get ready to taste the best cheesecake on the net!

So now you know Shavuot is a holiday when it customary to eat dairy products – I say, this is a good thing! There are hundreds of recipes for fluffy blintzes, rich tarts, and cakes that will make your senses tingle with joy. Here is one Shavuot recipe – my mother’s divine cheese cake!

Get ready to taste a cake like no other…

Cheese Cake for Shavuot

Cheese Cake for Shavuot

This is a Shavuot recipe for a great cheese cake. It was passed on to me by my mother, who got it from her mothermany years ago. It’s not complicated you can even master it with no prior cooking skills. Are you ready? Here we go…

What do you need?

1/4 cup pecan or walnut halves 3 tbsp sugar 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 1 1/4 cups of simple cookie crumbs (for fine crumbs process cookies in food processor or place in bag and crush)

Next, the filling ingredients : 1 pound (450 gr.) cream cheese, cut into pieces and softened 1/2 cup sour cream 3/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 grated lemon peel (large) 1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

For the topping you need: 1 1/2 cups sour cream 3 tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

How to go about it?

  • Start by preheating the oven to 325 deg.
  • Mix cookie crumbs, nuts and sugar.
  • Add melted butter and mix again (well)
  • Butter a 9 inch (23 cm) springform pan
  • Press cookie mixture to bottom and sides of pan
  • Bake for 10 minutes, let crust cool completely – don’t turn off oven at this point

Preparing the filling:

  • At low speed, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
  • Gradually beat in sugar, then beat in eggs one by one
  • Beat in lemon peel, then add vanilla
  • Gently pour filling into cooled crust, bake for 45 minutes (or until the filling is firm)
  • Cool for about 15 minutes – turn up oven temp to 400 deg.

Last step…the topping

  • Mix sour cream, sugar and vanilla then gently spread evenly on cake
  • Return cake to oven and bake for 7 minutes, remove from oven and let cool down
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before diving in… Enjoy!

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