Sandy's English Derby Cheesecake

High Angle View of Cheesecake and Fork On Table
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  • Total: 110 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 95 mins
  • Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
585 Calories
40g Fat
48g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 585
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 21g 107%
Cholesterol 233mg 78%
Sodium 319mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 10g
Calcium 148mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This cheesecake recipe was shared by a woman named Sandy H. It's a basic and classic cheesecake with cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, and some lemon juice, and vanilla with a graham cracker crust. 


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs (separated)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 3 tablespoons of melted butter, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, if using; press into bottom and about 2 inches up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325 F for 5 minutes.

  2. Beat cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar until smooth. Beat in egg yolks to blend. Blend in sour cream, vanilla, and lemon.

  3. Beat whites until stiff not dry. Fold into the cream cheese mixture. Pour into prepared graham cracker crust-lined springform pan.

  4. Bake at 300 F for 1 hour. Turn the oven off but leave the cheesecake in the oven for 1 hour with door closed. Open oven door, and keep the cake in 30 minutes longer.

  5. Remove and chill overnight.