Shillito's Lazarus Cheesecake

Crust Ingredients:

  • 18 single graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 24 oz cream cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Mix together the crust ingredients and press into a 10-inch springform pan.

In mixer or food processor mix together the sugar and cheese. Add the eggs, one at a time and stir in the vanilla and juice. Pour over crust.

Bake in a preheated 300° F oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, until set and puffed.

Stir together the topping ingredients. Remove cake from oven and spread over the topping. Return to oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Cool and chill.

Makes 4

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