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classic cheesecake recipe

Classic Cheesecake Recipe

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Easy to whip up, this classic cheesecake is a smooth and rich way to end a meal. Though the taste is decadent, using Neufchâtel cheese means this confection has fewer calories than regular cheesecake.

Total time:  5 H  15 M 
Servings:  16
Calories:  250


  • 6 whole graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup walnuts toasted
  • 1 1/8 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 2 tbsp. butter melted
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4(8 oz.) pkgs. Neufchâtel cheese

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Sodium: 230mg
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Protein: 6g


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Add graham crackers and walnuts to WildSide+ jar. Secure lid and press "Pulse" 16–20 times or until crackers and walnuts are ground to fine crumbs. Remove lid and stir.
  3. Add 2 tbsp. (or ⅛ cup) sugar, butter, and water. Secure lid and pulse 3–5 times. Press crust onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla, Neufchâtel cheese, and remaining sugar to clean WildSide jar. Secure lid and select "Batter" or blend on Medium Low (speed 3 or 4) for 30 seconds. Pour mixture over crust.
  5. Bake for 55 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool; loosen cake from rim of pan.
  6. Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.

Note: For more-even baking and to prevent cracking or sinking, consider baking cheesecake in water bath for 65–75 minutes or until center is almost set.

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  • Yes, you’ll want to use 1/8 cup. We’ve fixed this error on our site.

    Blendtec on

  • how much sugar do I add to the graham crackers. it says add a^ cup of sugar . what does that mean? it surely cant mean I cup of sugar to the graham crackers. please explain. thank you. Does it mean 1/8 of a cup?

    Jackie on

  • can I do this in a four side jar if I dont have the wild side

    Sam on

  • 1 cup= how many gram ?

    Rupinder on

  • can stevia or xylitol be used with good results in place of the sugar in this recipe for sugar restrictive diets?

    Beverly Huffman on

  • Cream cheese may be substituted for Neufchatel cheese. Neufchatel cheese has 1/3 less fat than regular cream cheese.

    Blendtec on

  • can you substitute cream cheese for the Neufchatel?

    jackL on

  • You’ll use 1/8 cup with the graham crackers and the remaining cup in the cake.

    Blendtec on

  • Still shows 1 and 1/8th cup

    Guest on

  • Can you make this in the regular FourSide Jar?

    huffen on

  • I just discovered that the jar I have is the wildside jar! I hadn’t noticed the writing up the side, Sorry.

    Fran on

  • I have the lower end model. When making the "batter" my only choice was to use the low setting. My motor smells like it is burning now. Next time I’ll cut the ingredients in half and see if that helps.

    Tiffany Casey on

  • Yes, you can. You’ll want to reduce the ingredients about 1/3.

    Blendtec on

  • best cheesecake ever!!!

    Debbie on

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