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Basic Cheesecake with Sweetened Condensed Milk


Top this basic cheesecake with whipped cream and fresh berries, warm preserves, or a spoonful of pie filling.


  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • Filling
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Topping
  • Whipped Cream
  • berries, warm preserves, or pie filling


Preheat oven to 300° F (150° C/Gas Mark 2) 
Combine melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and sugar, and cinnamon, if using; press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in condensed milk; beat until smooth. Add flour, eggs, and vanilla; beat until sell blended. Pour into prepared crust. Bake for 1 hour, or until lightly browned. Cool.

Chill and garnish with dollops of whipped cream around edge and sliced fresh strawberries or other berries. Or, drizzle each serving with a spoonful of cherry pie filling or warm preserves..


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