Swampland Cheesecake Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Mix the graham crackers, pecans, and 1/3 cup of sugar in a bowl, and mash the softened margarine into the crumbs until thoroughly combined. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, 2 cups of sugar, eggs, and lemon juice together with an electric mixer set on medium speed until fluffy and well blended; spoon the mixture on top of the crumbs.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 1 hour and 10 minutes; remove from oven, and let cool for 30 minutes. Mix the sour cream, 1/2 cup of sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; top the cheesecake with the sour cream mixture. Return to oven, and bake 10 more minutes. Allow to chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours to set.