Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Classic Cheesecake

For a retirement/going away party I hosted last night, I made this classic Cheesecake as dessert.  I served strawberries and blueberries to top of the slices.    It was given rave reviews.  Above is what is left of the cheesecake.  I apologize for the poor picture.  Here's the recipe:

Classic Cheesecake

1-1/2cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each)  Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs


Heat oven to 325°F.

Mix  graham crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. 
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust. 
Bake 55 min. or until center is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. 


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