The Irish House's Baked Cheesecake


by Matt Murphy / Executive Chef at The Irish House

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 30 at 10:46 AM


2 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted


1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup milk

Dash of salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs


2 Tbsp. sugar

1 cup sour cream

1/2 tsp. vanilla 


  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter, press into buttered 8-inch pie plate to form crust on bottom and sides.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add in lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, milk, salt and vanilla.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour filling into crust.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until set.
  5. Combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar, sour cream, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla; spread over top of cheesecake then bake for 10 minutes longer. Chill for 5 hours or more before serving.