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Sour Cream-Frosted Cheesecake


Everybody loves a good cheesecake recipe, especially one that’s simple and easy to make. This recipe from Food52 starts with the basics — a cream cheese filling and graham cracker crust — but takes things over the top in an unexpected way with a final layer of whipped sour cream. Find the recipe below.

Back in the 1950s my mom was gifted a recipe for a cheesecake from her dear friend Rita. Family and friends alike loved this version so much that many put it on their Christmas “wish list.” Mom would always comply and make a cheesecake for them for birthdays or Christmas. Normally about twelve cheesecakes every Christmas were carefully baked and frozen for all. I made this for Christmas this year…my kids were delighted when they saw their “Granny’s” cheesecake on the dessert table.

Get the recipe on Food52

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's Editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.