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slice of maple cheesecake

Maple Vanilla Cheesecake

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Maple Cheesecake is an autumn version of the classic dessert favorite. The creamy cheesecake is perfectly complemented with a touch of maple syrup and its pecan graham cracker crust!


Units Scale
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers (9 large crackers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • (4) 8oz packages cream cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup plus extra for drizzling if desired
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or half and half


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a springform pan (affiliate link) with nonstick spray.
  3. In a food processor or blender (affiliate link) combine graham crackers, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans.
  4. Pulse until finely crumbed.
  5. Press mixture into the bottom and slightly up the sides of the prepared pan.
  6. Wrap the pan tightly with aluminum foil to prevent leakage.
  7. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, milk and maple syrup and beat until uniform.
  8. Pour filling into pan. Place a baking dish with water on the bottom rack of the oven. Place the cheesecake on a rack above it. Bake for 55 minutes or until the middle of the cake is just barely set.
  9. Cool on a wire rack until room temperature then transfer the cheesecake to the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.


  • Wrap the springform pan (affiliate link) tightly in aluminum foil to prevent leakage if it doesn’t have a very tight seal.
  • Keep the top of the maple cheesecake from cracking by placing a pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven while baking. The moisture from the water keeps the air moist and prevents the cheesecake from drying out and cracking.
  • Serve with an additional drizzle of maple syrup and pecans if desired.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 429
  • Sugar: 28.6 g
  • Sodium: 554.3 mg
  • Fat: 25.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.7 g
  • Protein: 12.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 132.5 mg