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Classic Cheesecake Recipe

Makes 12-14 serving

Prep time 15 minutes

Cooking time 70 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes

By WestBocaSweets

GRAHAM CRACKERS CRUST INGREDIENTS

1 ½ cups Graham crackers crumbs 

1 tablespoon Sugar

1 tablespoon Brown Sugar

5 tablespoon Butter (melted)

 

CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS

2 8-oz Cream Cheese (softened)

1 cup Granulated Sugar

3 large Eggs

½ cup Sour cream

1 tsp Vanilla extract 

¼ tsp Salt

 

Instructions

  1. Prepare oven to 325 F (160C) 

  2. Prepare graham crackers crust by combining graham crackers crumbs ingredients except for melted butter last.  Use a fork to combine all ingredients.

  3. Pour mixed crumbs into a 9 inch springform pan and press firmly into the bottom and up the sides of your pan.  Set aside.

  4. In a large bowl using a hand mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy, beat for 3 minutes. (Do not over-beat or it will incorporate too much air) 

  5. Add eggs, one at a time, add sour cream, vanilla and salt and beat until combined

  6. Pour filling into a prepared 9 inch springform pan, then bake until only slightly jiggly in the center, about 70 minutes.  Edges will likely have slightly puffed and may have just begun to turn a light golden brown.  Don’t over-bake or the texture will suffer.

  7. Let it cool for about 1-2 hours, then transfer to the freezer to cool completely. Enjoy!  Add desired toppings.

  8. I prepared caramelized cherries by combining 1 can of cherry ½ cup of sugar, add a teaspoon of cornstarch and let it simmer for 5 minutes.  Done!  Let it cool before adding the cherry mixture on top of the Cheesecake.  Keep refrigerated.  Yum!