Lucille Brown was our neighbor on 46th Avenue in San Francisco.  She was a good cook and definitely made a good cheesecake.  I’ve been making a variation of her cheese cake for years, but just found her original recipe.

It’s literally been years and years since I had the original.

I shall have to make one this week!

Lucille’s Cheese Cake


  • 2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2/3 cup melted butter
  • 6 tbsp sugar

Mix all ingredients well.  Pack into 10″ spring form pan bringing it up on sides.  Place in refrigerator while preparing filling.


  • 3 8oz pkgs cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanuilla


  • 2 cups sour cream
  • sugar, to taste
  • vanilla

To make

Cream cheese with sugar.  Add unbeaten eggs.  Mix well.  Add unwhipped cream.  Stir in vanilla.

Pour into graham cracker crust.  Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.

Allow to cool on rack for 5 minutes.  Then put on sour cream topping.

Return to oven for 5 minutes.