Saturday, November 10, 2007

Simply Delicious Cheesecake

A recipe from my mom. Simple but elegant and wonderful tasting.
  • 2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
Combine cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter, blend well. Assemble springform pan using flat bottom: pour crumb mixture into pan; press crumbs onto bottom and up sides to within 1 inch from top.

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Beat eggs until light, fluffy; add sugar gradually, beating well after each addition. Add softened cream cheese, vanilla, lemon juice; beat thoroughly. Pour into crumb shell; spread evenly. Bake 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees F. Note: top will not be brown and center may appear slightly underdone at end of baking period. Remove from oven; cool about 1 hour.

  • ½ pint dairy sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Nutmeg
Combine sour cream, sugar, vanilla, spread evenly over cake. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 minutes. Note: top will still not be brown. Sprinkle top with nutmeg, cool, chill. 12-16 servings.

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