Old-Fashioned Cheesecake

"For variety, I like to use fresh fruit- strawberries, kiwi, raspberries, blueberries, etc.- on top of this cheesecake," says Marian Levin of Los Altos, California.

Directions In a small bowl, combine almonds and wafer crumbs; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes....

  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Cooking time: 50 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Publisher: Tasteofhome.com


  • 1-1/3 cups whole almonds, toasted and ground
  • 3/4 cup crushed vanilla wafers
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Assorted fresh fruit

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