Big Mama Vanilla Cheesecake

Preparation info
  • Serves

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques

By Shauna Sever

Published 2012

  • About

If you’re looking for a show-stopping cheesecake recipe, look no further. This one features a sweet and salty crust made with vanilla wafers rather than predictable graham crackers.


For the crust

  • 1 batch Vanilla Snaps, or 8 ounces store-bought vanilla wafers (about


  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly spray the sides of a 10-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray (no need to spray the bottom).
  • In the bowl of a food processor, process vanilla wafers to f