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Cheesecake Recipe That Will Serve 20

Updated on June 20, 2017
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Who doesn’t love Cheesecake?

I’ve been making this cheesecake for quite a few years now and I must say it’s one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had. Perfect size if you have a large family or if you are designated to bring dessert to a family reunion, bridal shower, or a potluck dinner. It will serve 20 – 30 people depending on how you slice it. Usually a thin slice of this decadent cheesecake is enough to satisfy a cheesecake lover.


Cook Time (Does not include cooling time of 30 minutes or the cooling time in the refrigerator)

Prep time: 40 min
Cook time: 55 min
Ready in: 1 hour 35 min
Yields: 20 servings

Starting With The Pastry

Ingredients Needed For the Crust

  • 1 ¼ Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ Cup of Margarine softened
  • ¼ Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg yolk
  • Grated Peel of 1 small lemon

Making The Pastry

  1. In a small bowl with a mixer set on low speed, beat flour together with margarine, sugar, egg yolk, and grated lemon peel.
  2. Shape the dough into a small ball and wrap it well in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  3. Pre-heat your oven to 400° F.
  4. Press one third of the dough onto the bottom of a 10” x 2 ½” spring form pan. Keep the remaining dough refrigerated.
  5. Bake the crust eight minutes, or until golden.
  6. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  7. Turn up the oven to 475° F.

Cheesecake Filling

Ingredients Needed

  • 5 – 8oz. Packages of Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 ¾ Cups of Sugar
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • ¼ Cup of Milk
  • 3 TBS. of All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
  • Grated Peel of 1 small lemon
  • Fresh Fruit for the topping or you can also use a can of cherry pie filling. It is lovely just plain too.

Making The Filling

  1. In a large bowl with your mixer set at medium speed beat cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Slowly beat in the sugar and scrape the bowl often to make sure that the cream cheese and sugar are well mixed.
  3. Add eggs, milk, flour, egg yolks and grated lemon peel. Beat for five minutes.
  4. Press the remaining dough around the sides of your spring pan, to within 1” of the top of the pan.
  5. Pour cream cheese mixture into the pan.


Baking, Cooling, Removing From Spring Form Pan

  1. Bake for 12 minutes, and then turn your oven down to 350° F. Bake for 35 minutes and turn the oven off. Let the cheesecake sit in the oven for 30 more minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool completely on a rack. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until it is well chilled.
  3. Once the cheesecake is firm, take a spatula and loosen pan side from the cake and remove. Loosen the cake from the bottom of the pan and slide onto a large serving plate.
  4. If adding fresh fruit or canned fruit I would do this just before serving.

Refrigerate any leftovers, should you have any.

This cheesecake does take a bit of time to prepare but it is well worth all the effort.

Do you like cheesecake? Please Rate this recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 11 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Sylvestermouse! I'm going to make this for Christmas dinner dessert this year. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 11 months ago from United States

      Yes, everybody loves cheesecake! It is my family's favorite dessert and you recipe sounds delicious. You made it sound so very easy too.

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      Susan Zutautas 12 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Paula, How are you? Always so nice to see you. Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family, and especially your twin grandchildren. Have a wonderful holiday season too!

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      Paula 12 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hey Susan! At least every year at Thanksgiving time, I can count on seeing your beautiful, smiling face and saying "Hello!"...I hope you are well & that you & your family have a great celebration on Thanksgiving. Speaking of your family...our twins are so damned cute, Susan....my son sends me pictures and I could just reach out and squeeze them. Hello to your twins! Peace, Paula

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      alekhouse, Thanks and I hope that you enjoy the recipe too :) Merry Christmas!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 4 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Love cheesecake...any kind. And loved the cheesecake song almost as much. Have saved it to share with friends and family

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Christy, You're a great baker and I know it will come out great for you.

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      Christy Zutautas 5 years ago

      I'm definitely going to try to make one of these one day. Looks a bit challenging but it would be well worth the effort if it turns out well.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Pinkchic, I've been tempted to more than a couple of pieces but I think I would end up with a bad case of heartburn as it's so rich.

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      Sarah Carlsley 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Yum - this instantly made my mouth water. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts - but so dangerous at the same time! I could see myself eating all 20 servings here ;)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      itsmonkeyboy, Hi nice to meet you. Please let me know if you enjoy this recipe and thank you.

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      itsmonkeyboy 5 years ago from London, UK

      I love cheesecake and yours sounds fantastic! I've made cheesecake before but not for years. I think I'm going to have to borrow your recipe when we next have a dinner party. Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sharyn and Tammy, Thanks.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      That is almost enough for the hoppers.. MMMM... cheesecake is wonderful!

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      I admit, I am a cheesecakeaholic. This one sounds yummy. Thanks for the recipe Susan.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      MzTaylorstake, It does take awhile to make but once you taste it you'll be glad you made it :) Please do let me know when you make it. Thanks.

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      MzTaylorstake 5 years ago from Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

      This looks good and not too complicated to make (eeek!) - I have printed it and will definitely have to try it sometime! When I do, I'll let you know how I go :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Nell, Hope that you enjoy this one :) Thanks

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, I could eat cheesecake for ever! lol! its my favorite thing in the world to eat, so I am definitely going to try this, and if it turns out okay, I won't have to buy another made one again, thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RH, Hope you and your mom enjoy this cheesecake.

      Martie, Happy Baking :)

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Delicious! It is already melting on my tongue. Thanks for the recipe, Susan. You are putting me in a mood for baking :))

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I want some right now! It would go great with my coffee. That is my favorite - I am going to try this before Christmas and if it works I'll take it to my moms! She will LOVE this - it's her all time favorite:)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      celebritie, Thanks for stopping by to read my recipe and for your comment.

      Steph, Have not yet had the red velvet, but I'll try any cheesecake :) Thanks

      Hyphenbird, Hope that you enjoy this one.

      MM, Once you make your first one you'll keep making them :)

      Olita, :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      KKG, Hope that you enjoy it.

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      Olita 5 years ago

      mnom mnooooOOMmmm

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have never made cheesecake and it's time I did! the recipe sounds nice and straighforward - thank you for the inspirataion! voted up

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      We love us some cheesecake. Neither of us have a sweet tooth but we love good cheesecake. Thanks for the recipe. I will make one as soon as I can.

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Love NY cheesecake - the classic that melts in your mouth, as you promise... yum! Cheesecake is so rich, I usually don't enjoy the flavored varieties, but if there was a red velvet cheesecake, I'm sure I'd have to try that! Rated up!

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      celebritie 5 years ago

      Cheese cake is such a yummy treat.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love any kind of cheesecake. Your recipe sounds wonderfully rich and delicious. I will be trying it.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Seeker, You're welcome and I hope you make this one and enjoy it as much as I do.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      I love cheesecake so couldn't resist having a look. One problem is I have never actually tried to make one. However, your instructions are excellent and the finished cheesecake looks so delicious I've been inspired to have a go! Many thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Dave, Hope you enjoy the recipe. I've made cheese cakes with a graham cracker pie shell and also with a chocolate cookie base. Vanilla wafers work well too. This one is my all time favorite.

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Susan: Thank you I will have to give your recipe a try. It sounds yummie.

      I love cheescake, and I also love its versatility, that it can come in any particular flavor one chooses to add in the filling such as cocoa, coffee, etc.

      One can also use a graham cracker pie shell or even a chocolate cookie base but through a blender.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      adrienne, My favorite is plain as well.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cardisa, I don't think I've ever had Christmas pudding, unless I did as a child and do not remember it.

      drbj, Wish I could get my neighbors to bake for me :)

      cardelean, Hope that you enjoy it.

      Eddy, Thanks and have a great day.

      b.Malin, I thought it was funny when I went to YouTube to see if there was a cheesecake song. I think you can find just about anything on that site.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      And who doesn't LOVE Cheesecake. Wonderful Recipe Susan, as always, and Wonderful Treat for the Holidays...I also Enjoyed the "Cheesecake" song. So a Big Thank YOU!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Another one for me to bookmark into my 'Recipes'slot.

      Thank you so mcuh for sharing and here's comes to so many more to share on here.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Looks and sounds delicious. I love all kinds of cheesecake. One of the great things about it is that a little bit goes a long way. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Bookmarking it for future use!

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      This looks like an enchanting cheesecaske recipe, Susan. I shall give it to one of my neighbors who loves to bake stuff. Myself, when it comes to baking, I have a black thumb.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      I love cheese cake, my favorite cake next to Christmas pudding.

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      Hi Susan, I loooovvveee cheesecake. A lady in my class made cheesecake for the class from time to time. She was an awesome baker. My favorite cheesecake is just plain newyork style cheesecake.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lord, Glad to hear it :)

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Sorry Tammy! Left three slices, since I ate five as I commented on some "hubber's rants"...Now I'm full!. Hey Susan, will keep this one bookmarked for good..I mean for better days! I'm stuffed tonite..you know?

      LORD

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Melvoy, Cheesecake is one of the food I cannot resist :)

      lord, LOL hope you enjoy your store bought cake :)

      Tammy, He is cheating :) Thanks Tammy. If I'm in a hurry I'll do the no bake ones but this one is to die for.

      Ruby, Your piece is on its way via email. Hope it doesn't get too squished.:)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I'll take a big piece. I love cheesecake..Thank you Susan..

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Lord.. you are supposed to bake one. That is cheating...

      Well done Susan. My family adores cheese cake. Some recipes just don't cut it. This one looks good.. no no bake cheese cake at my house. Thanks.. MMMM...

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Cheezee! Nice picture..actually I'm going out to get me one..enough of staring!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      I love cheesecake, and this one looks tasty.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Frank, It really is easy to make if you follow the recipe :) Thanks for both comments, I actually only got this one.

      missolive, Thank you and hope you enjoy it.

      Linda, It doesn't like me either but sometimes I just have to have it :)

      Tina, Thanks and I hope you like it.

      Cags, Thank you for coming by to have a look see. I appreciate it and thank for the help earlier.

      Sunshine, Thanks.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Y-U-M-M-Y!!! If I wasn't banning sweets in my house on any day that doesn't end in a letter Y I would attempt to make this but oh well.... Voted Up and delish!!

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      Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

      Nicely written hub, however, I don't eat cheesecake and no one in my family does either. But, I'm sure plenty of people do eat it, so it will be very helpful to others. :)

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      I love cheesecake so I will definitely try this one! A decadent cheesecake are irresistible:) Thanks for sharing Susan, I bookmark this one!

      Tina

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      LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

      Yummy! Only one little problem. Cheesecake does not like me. I love cheescake though.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Bookmarked! This sounds great Susan. I will certainly give this one a try. Thank you for sharing.

      Voted up and sharing :)

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Simple, it looks good I think I could even make it. yeah:) sent a comment before and it vanished so Susan this is my second comment to this hub.. if the other shows up ignore one of them thanks :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It's like a NewYork Cheesecake if you've had those. Not really cake like at all. Very rich and it melts in your mouth.

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ok Susan - admittedly I'm not a good baker but I'll never stop trying! I love cheese cake and I was wondering if you could tell me if this recipe comes out more soft in the middle or is it more "cake" like? You know what I mean? I love the cheese cake that is more of a soft sort of filling - I've had some that is more tough or cakey like in the middle, I like the actual cream cheese like consistency.