Classic Cheesecake Recipe

classic cheesecake recipe
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.


  • Blendtec

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

  • jackL

    can you substitute cream cheese for the Neufchatel?

  • Blendtec

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

  • Guest

    Still shows 1 and 1/8th cup

  • huffen

    Can you make this in the regular FourSide Jar?

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