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Keebler Cheesecake Recipe

by Chef Gabby
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There’s just something about Keebler cheesecake that makes it like no other treat out there. The creamy, velvety texture, combined with the perfect balance of sweetness, creates a dessert experience that is simply irresistible. And when it comes to cheesecake, trust me, this Keebler version takes the cake!

But what makes this Keebler cheesecake recipe so special? Well, besides the fact that it’s incredibly delicious, it also carries sentimental value for me. I grew up watching my grandma effortlessly whip up this delectable dessert for family gatherings. No matter the occasion, her Cheesecake always stole the show, leaving everyone craving for more.

So, in the spirit of sharing joy and love through food, I want to share this treasured family recipe with all of you.

What is Keebler Cheesecake?

Keebler Cheesecake is a delicious dessert made with a layer of graham cracker crust, a layer of chocolate fudge and vanilla cream cheese, and another layer of graham cracker crust. It’s sweet and rich but still leaves you feeling light and full.

This Cheesecake is perfect for parties, holidays, or any other time you need to serve something sweet.

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 ½ cups Keebler Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

For the filling:

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

For the topping:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan to ensure easy removal later.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the Keebler Graham Cracker Crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar for the crust. Mix well until the crumbs are evenly coated.
  3. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan, forming an even layer. You can use the back of a spoon or the bottom of a glass to help press it down firmly.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Make sure there are no lumps remaining.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to ensure all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust in the springform pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula. Tap the pan gently on the countertop to remove any air bubbles.
  7. Bake the cheesecake in the preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes, or until the centre is set and the top has a slightly golden hue. The edges may be slightly puffed, and the centre may jiggle slightly, but it will firm up as it cools.
  8. While the cheesecake is baking, prepare the topping. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  9. After the initial baking time, remove the cheesecake from the oven and carefully spread the sour cream topping over the hot cheesecake, covering it entirely.
  10. Return the cheesecake to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes to set the topping.
  11. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 1 hour. Then, refrigerate it for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to fully set and develop its flavours.
  12. Once chilled, carefully remove the sides of the springform pan. Use a sharp knife to loosen the edges of the cheesecake from the pan if needed.
  13. Slice the Keebler Cheesecake into desired portions and serve.

Tips

  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature before starting. This will ensure a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Use a food processor or place the graham crackers in a resealable plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin to make the crumbs for the crust.
  • You can add an extra tablespoon of granulated sugar for a sweeter crust.
  • Avoid overmixing the cream cheese filling once the eggs are added to prevent incorporating too much air, which can result in cracks on the surface of the cheesecake.
  • Place a shallow pan of water on the rack below the cheesecake in the oven to prevent the cheesecake from cracking from baking. The steam created will help maintain moisture.
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool gradually to room temperature before refrigerating to prevent condensation from forming on the surface.
  • For clean and smooth slices, dip a sharp knife in hot water, wipe it dry, and then cut the cheesecake. Repeat this process before each slice.

What to serve with?

Keebler Cheesecake is a delightful dessert on its own, but you can take it to the next level by serving it with some complementary accompaniments. Here are a few delectable options to consider:

  1. Fresh Berries: Serve slices of Keebler Cheesecake with a medley of fresh berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries. The bright and juicy berries contrast the creamy cheesecake, adding a burst of flavour and a pop of colour.
  2. Fruit Coulis: Elevate the presentation and taste of your cheesecake by drizzling a fruit coulis on top. Puree some ripe fruits like strawberries, mangoes, or raspberries with a touch of sugar and strain the mixture to remove any seeds. The vibrant and tangy coulis will create a beautiful visual appeal and enhance the fruity notes of the cheesecake.
  3. Chocolate Sauce: Indulge your chocolate cravings by serving Keebler Cheesecake with a rich, velvety chocolate sauce. You can use store-bought chocolate sauce or make your own by melting high-quality chocolate with some cream. Drizzle it generously over each slice or create artistic designs on the plate for a decadent experience.
  4. Caramel Sauce: For those who adore the irresistible sweetness of caramel, a drizzle of caramel sauce over the cheesecake is a heavenly choice. Whether it’s a classic caramel sauce or a salted caramel variation, the silky texture and buttery flavour will create a harmonious pairing with the creamy cheesecake.
  5. Whipped Cream: Light and fluffy whipped cream is a timeless companion to cheesecake. Dollop a generous amount of freshly whipped cream on top of each slice, or serve it in a bowl on the side. Its creamy and airy texture contrasts the denser cheesecake and adds a touch of elegance to the presentation.
  6. Mint Leaves: Sprinkle some fresh mint leaves on the plate as a garnish. The aromatic herb adds a vibrant green colour and imparts a refreshing note to the dessert, creating a harmonious balance of flavours.
  7. Grated Chocolate: Grate some dark or milk chocolate over the cheesecake slices just before serving. The delicate shavings of chocolate will add a touch of elegance and provide a bittersweet element to complement the creamy sweetness of the cheesecake.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a low-cost, simple dessert this holiday season, consider trying this easy Keebler cheesecake recipe. It might be just what you’re looking for. Give it a try!

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Keebler Cheesecake

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Nutrition facts: 1560 calories 36 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Keebler Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan to ensure easy removal later.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the Keebler Graham Cracker Crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar for the crust. Mix well until the crumbs are evenly coated.
  3. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan, forming an even layer. You can use the back of a spoon or the bottom of a glass to help press it down firmly.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Make sure there are no lumps remaining.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to ensure all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust in the springform pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula. Tap the pan gently on the countertop to remove any air bubbles.
  7. Bake the cheesecake in the preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes, or until the centre is set and the top has a slightly golden hue. The edges may be slightly puffed, and the centre may jiggle slightly, but it will firm up as it cools.
  8. While the cheesecake is baking, prepare the topping. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  9. After the initial baking time, remove the cheesecake from the oven and carefully spread the sour cream topping over the hot cheesecake, covering it entirely.
  10. Return the cheesecake to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes to set the topping.
  11. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 1 hour. Then, refrigerate it for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to fully set and develop its flavours.
  12. Once chilled, carefully remove the sides of the springform pan. Use a sharp knife to loosen the edges of the cheesecake from the pan if needed.
  13. Slice the Keebler Cheesecake into desired portions and serve.

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