Classic Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Classic Vanilla Bean Cheesecake is a delightful dessert that embodies the rich, velvety goodness of cheesecake with a heavenly twist of vanilla beans. This classic recipe has been a favorite for generations, and it’s no wonder why. The creamy texture, the aromatic vanilla flavor, and the buttery graham cracker crust make this cheesecake an absolute treat for your taste buds.
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Grease a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan.
- In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to form the crust.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until well combined.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla bean seeds and vanilla extract.
- Gradually add the flour, mixing until just combined. Finally, fold in the sour cream and heavy cream.
- Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust in the pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the edges are set, but the center still has a slight jiggle.
- Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside for an additional hour to cool gradually.
- Remove the cheesecake from the oven and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
- Before serving, you can garnish with fresh berries, whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce if desired.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 10-12 servings
Classic Vanilla Bean Cheesecake is the epitome of indulgence. Creamy, rich, and bursting with vanilla flavor, it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion.
Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 380 | Fat: 28g | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Sodium: 230mg
Classic Vanilla Bean Cheesecake is a dessert that never goes out of style. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a sweet treat, this cheesecake is the ultimate indulgence. The combination of real vanilla bean and creamy cheesecake filling is pure heaven on a plate. Your taste buds will thank you for this delightful journey of flavors and textures.
So, why wait? Gather your ingredients, follow our easy instructions, and treat yourself and your loved ones to a slice of Classic Vanilla Bean Cheesecake today. It’s a timeless classic that’s sure to become a favorite in your dessert repertoire.