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German Cheesecake Recipe

Here's and old-fashioned recipe that includes cottage cheese.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream


  • 1. Sprinkle the crumbs over the bottom and up the sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan. In a blender or food processor, puree cottage cheese; set aside.
  • 2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar.
  • 3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon juice, vanilla, flour, sour cream and pureed cottage cheese.
  • 4. Pour into pan. Bake at 325° for 60-70 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Slice with a wet knife. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 222 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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szsss User ID: 7775793 218460
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"you alwsys grease the springform pan for the crust on the sides ligtly. the cheescakes are heavy need to rise slighly to fully cook. water should come up alittle higher so water doesnt evaporate in oven with to little water measure one inch then look at one and haf inches without running your pan ovet with water this baked in a 10 inch springform bigger than the usual 9 inch springform because there is more batter and would run over thre top of 9inch. this cake has a tany light flavor. needs to ripen longer covered in frigetator to develop more cheese flavor itt will still have light flavor . it is calorical very good make over for one half the calores for us cheesecake lovers."

sbuffman User ID: 1497756 42619
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"Slightly disappointed, not a whole lot of flavor."

redneckgal User ID: 1777315 20733
Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"I haven't tried this yet but wondered how you got the crumbs to stay on the sides of the pan?? I've always had to add melted butter -- thanks"

teutonic001 User ID: 728416 46334
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"I have been making this cheesecake since September 2009 and my family has requested that I make it every month.

The recipe is fool proof and quite simple to make. The best part it is delicious.
make and the taste is delicious"

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