Classic Cheesecake

31 Aug

Classic Cheesecake

Ingredients:

Crust:
8 graham crackers (4 ½ X 2 ½ inches each, about 1 cup crumbs)
¼ cup melted butter
1 tablespoon sugar

Filling:
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
½ cup sugar
¼ cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 can cherry pie filling

Procedure:

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Place graham crackers in resealable plastic food storage bag. Crush into fine crumbs using rolling pin or large drinking glass. Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar; mix well. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of Springform Pan fitted with flat base. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven to cool.

2. Meanwhile, place cream cheese in Bowl. Whisk using Stainless Steel Whisk until soft and creamy. Whisk in sugar and flour until well combined. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Pour batter over slightly cooled crust. Return to oven. Bake 50-55 minutes until center is just set.

3. Remove from oven. Cool 20 minutes on cooling rack. Carefully run sharp knife around edges of cheesecake. Allow to cool to room temperature; cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Release side clamp and remove collar. Top with your favorite topping. Mine is cherry pie filling.

Yield: 10-12 servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories 342, Total Fat 26 g

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