HOMEMADE CHEESECAKE RECIPE

9 Aug

INGREDIENTS:

CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
FILLING:
  • 2 packs softened cream cheese
  • 2 cans softened whipped cream cheese spread
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
SOUR CREAM LAYER:
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
*GARNISH (OPTIONAL)
  • Sliced fresh strawberries
  • Strawberry sundae syrup
  • Whipped cream
PREPARATION:
  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. In small bowl, mix crust ingredients; press in bottom of ungreased 10-inch pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Cool for 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat both kinds of cream cheese, 1 1/4 cups sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla and 2 tablespoons lemon juice with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and well blended.
  6. On low speed, add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition until blended.
  7. Add flour; beat until smooth.
  8. Pour filling over crust.
  9. Bake for 55 minutes.
  10. Cool on cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix sour cream layer ingredients.
  12. Spoon and spread sour cream mixture evenly over top of cheesecake.
  13. Bake 10 minutes longer.
  14. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake.
  15. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 2 hours.
  16. Cover; refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  17. Before serving, remove side of pan.
  18. Garnish each serving with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of strawberry sundae syrup and a dollop of whipped cream.
  19. Store in refrigerator.
INDULGE! ^_^
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