The best cheesecake ever

Ever since I discovered this recipe, I made it at least 5 times, and that was 2 months ago.
It's that good. And there's not wheat/gluten.

1 1/2 cup  almonds and/or walnuts (I usually use 1 cup almonds and 1/2 cup walnuts)
1/2 cup sugar
6 tbl spoon butter, melted and cooled
1 tea spoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tea spoon cinnamon (we didn't use it, we don't like it)

For the filling
450 gr cream cheese (I use two package even though it is 500gr) - room temperature
3/4 cup sour cream (we use plain yogourt last night and it's as good)
Pinch of sea salt
3 eggs
2 tea spoon vanilla extract
Juice from a small lemon (skipped that - we don't like lemon in cheesecake)
1 tea spoon lemon zest (also skipped that part)

Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F).
In a large bowl, mix the walnuts, sugar and cinnamon. Incorporate the butter, egg and vanilla. Whisk well.
Place the mixture into a pie plate (+- 25cm) and you also need to "cover" the sides. Set aside.

In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and salt. Using a mixer, incorporate the eggs (one by one) then the lemon juice and zest and vanilla. Mix for 1 minute.

Put the mixture into the crust and cook for approximately 50 minutes or until it's almost firm in the center of the cake. Allow to cool down a bit and refrigerate before serving.

(if one person make the crust and the other one the filling, it takes approximately 5 minutes to make.. it's really easy!)

I also finished my bee blocks for this month ! Laura was in charge this month and she asked us to make Fussy Cut Eye Spy Wonky Star blocks in green, orange, grey and blue. I really loved making those blocks because they are so easy and come together pretty fast :)

So that's about it.. have a good day people !
And if you try that cheesecake, let me know if you liked it !


niveas said...

your stars are so great! I really love the bright colors!

Heather D. said...

The stars look great!! And thanks for the recipe, I just forwarded it on to my sister-in-law who is on a pretty strict no wheat/gluten diet.

Charlotte said...

mmmmm cheesecake! That looks delicious - I will have to give it a try! Lovely blocks!

Cherie said...

making cheesecake is so fun!
Great looking blocks =D

Marian said...

Yum! I love cheesecake! I'll be trying this recipe!

The blocks look wonderful!

Sharon said...

I will try the cake, it sounds great, love the idea of the nutty crust!

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