Copycat Recipe: Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake

July 10, 2015

Cheesecake Factory made their mark by making incredibly rich and unique cheesecakes.  While you can pick up dulce de leche cheesecake, Oreo cheesecake, pineapple upside down cheesecake, the original remains a favorite.  When you can't make it out to the restaurant, this copycat recipe becomes the perfect alternative. This cheesecake is rich, dense and delicious.  The blueberry compote adds a colorful touch while also providing a contrast to the smooth custard. 

Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake
Recipe from PopSugar

Ingredients:

For the crust:
1/2 cup almonds, finely ground
1/2 cup vanilla wafers, finely ground
1/2 cup graham crackers, ground
2 tablespoons melted butter

For the filling:
24 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
5 large eggs, at room temperature
16 ounces sour cream, at room temperature
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon juice

For the blueberry compote (optional):
1 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1
teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

For full recipe instructions, watch the video below.

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