Monday, August 7, 2017

Basic Cheesecake

Original recipe from Food Network.

Pictured: favorite cheesecake topped with broken blueberries.

  • 1 recipe graham cracker pie crust
  • 2 squares cream cheese, or 16 oz
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1/2 t lemon juice
  • 1/4 t vanilla

  1. Press cracker crust into spring form pan. For a firmer crust, bake for an optional 10 minutes at 350.
  2. Preheat oven to 275. 
  3. Beat cream cheese in electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beat until smooth. Add sugar slowly. Beat until smooth. Add sour cream, juice, and vanilla, until well-mixed. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake 80 min or until thermometer inserted reads 160. Let cool in oven to prevent cracking. 
  5. Top with whatever you love: hot fruit topping, caramel pecan topping, broken berries, apple butter, freezer jam, any ice cream syrup, etc.

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