Cheese Cake

Crust

Ingredients

  • 5 oz graham crackers
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 6 tbs butter, melted

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 °F.
  2. Pulse the graham crackers and sugar in a food processor until evenly sandy.
  3. In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter until butter is evenly distributed.
  4. Spread crumbs on bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan and press down.
  5. Bake about 10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool before adding filling.

Filling

Ingredients

  • 2 lb cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tbs vanilla extract, OR 1 1/2 tbs lemon juice, OR other flavoring of choice

Steps

  1. Mix the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time, making sure mixture is fully combined.
  3. Add the flavoring and blend.
  4. Pour filling over the baked crust.
  5. With the oven still at 325 °F, bake about 1 hour, until sides are firm and center is barely wobbly.
  6. Cool on a rack in the pan a few hours. Run a paring knife along the edges of the pan, then remove the sides. Chill cake until firm.

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