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  Crushed graham crackers 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Finely Crushed)
  Finely chopped walnuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
  Cream cheese 24 Ounce, softened (3 Packages, 8 Ounce Each)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Egg yolk 1
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Finely shredded lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1 For the crust, combine crushed graham crackers, walnuts, and cinnamon. Stir in melted butter. If desired, set aside 1/4 cup of the crumb mixture for topping. Press the remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom and about 2 inches up side of an 8- or 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
2 For filling, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, and vanilla with an electric mixer until combined. Add eggs and egg yolk all at once, beating on low speed just until combined. Stir in milk and, if desired, lemon peel.
3 Pour filling into crust-lined pan. If desired, sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Place on a shallow baking pan in oven. Bake in a 375° oven for 45 to 50 minutes for the 8-inch pan, 35 to 40 minutes for the 9-inch pan, or until the center appears nearly set when shaken.
4 Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen the crust from side of pan and cool 30 minutes more. Remove the side of the pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4922 Calories from Fat 3379

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 386 g593.5%

Saturated Fat 199.4 g996.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1603.9 mg534.6%

Sodium 2749.2 mg114.5%

Total Carbohydrates 314 g104.8%

Dietary Fiber 8.2 g32.9%

Sugars 247.5 g

Protein 75 g149.6%

Vitamin A 244% Vitamin C 6.8%

Calcium 92.4% Iron 45.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Best Ever Cheesecake Recipe