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Classic Cheesecake with Extra Thick Crust

Classic Cheesecake with Double Crust

One of Chads favorite desserts is Cheesecake. Not just any old cheesecake, but cheesecake with a BIG EXTRA THICK crust. The more crust the better.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Classic Cheesecake with Double Crust
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
chilling 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Amanda Rettke


Graham Cracker Crust

  • 2 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
  • 2/3 c butter melted
  • 1/2 c sugar


  • 2 pkg 8 ounces each cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt



  1. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Pat evenly onto the bottom and all the way up the sides of a 8-in. springform pan. Chill for 15 minutes.

For Filling

  1. Beat cream cheese and eggs in a stand mixer on medium speed for 1 minute. Add 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and salt. Continue beating until well blended, approximately 1 minute. Carefully pour into crust.

  2. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Chill until ready to serve.