California Date Cheesecake, Original

California Date Cheesecake, Original

Prep Time
30 minutes

Bake Time
1 hour

Total Time
1 1/2 hours


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15 graham crackers, crushed

2 Tbsp butter, melted

4 (8 oz) packages cream cheese

1 cup diced California Dates

3/4 cup milk

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup all-purpose flour



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch spring form pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, mix graham crackers crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of spring form pan.

3. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.

4. Add dates to the mixture, making sure dates are spread evenly across cheesecake.

5. Bake in preheated oven  for one hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for five to six hours to prevent cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.


This recipe was created by Chef Juan Leon of the Date Restaurant at the Renaissance Palm Springs hotel.  A delicious cheesecake made without processed sugar, yet sweetened by the natural sugar of California Dates.

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Submitted by L0915C

Absolutely delicious. Very creamy and the sweetness comes from dates.

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