Monday, May 6, 2013

Recipe for Classic Cheesecake...

Recipe for Classic Cheesecake...
1 ½ cup Graham cracker crumbs

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened.

¾ cup sugar.   2 eggs.

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon Grand mariner

1/3 cup butter melted

Sour cream topping (see below)

 Place crumbs in mixing bowl and add ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon, then stir in butter. More butter, up to ¾ cup, may be added if needed.

Butter an 8 inch spring form pan on bottom and sides.

Sprinkle a thin layer of crumbs on bottom of pan and press down with metal ¼ cup measure. Work around sides with fingers to make crumbs of even height. Any remaining crumbs may be added to bottom crust.

Bake crust at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

To make filling, beat eggs until light. Then add ½ cup sugar and beat 5 minutes.

Add cream cheese, vanilla and grand mariner and mix well.

Turn into prepared crust and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Cool for 15 minutes and then pour sour cream topping over filling and bake at 475 degrees for 5 minutes.

Cool cake and chill overnight before serving.

 Sour cream topping:

1 pint sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

6 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon grand mariner

 Blend sour cream, sugar, vanilla and grand mariner well. Then pour over filling and bake as directed above.

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