Cheesecake


This is the cheesecake my Mother-in-law is known for. It is simple to make, and I don't worry about it drying out or cracking. It turns out perfectly every time.

Kathy's Cheesecake
Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

Filling:
16 oz cream cheese, softened (I generally use 8 oz cream cheese, 8 oz neufchatel)
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Topping:
1 cup sour cream (I use reduced fat)
2 T sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Make crust: combine crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar and butter and press into a pie plate or a spring-form pan (either will work fine, just use what you have).
Make filling: Beat together cream cheese, eggs, 2/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla until smooth. Pour into crust and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
Increase oven heat to 425 degrees. Make topping by blending sour cream, 2 T sugar and remaining 1 tsp vanilla. Carefully spread on top of cooled cheesecake. Bake again for 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, then cover (careful not to let wrap touch topping) and refrigerate.
Delicious served with fresh berries, frozen berries, cherry pie filling...

11 comments:

Joanne said...

I love the idea of not having to worry about cheesecake cracking. This sounds delicious!

Jennifurla said...

well it is simply gorgeous, and a great small ingredient list. I always like that.

John'aLee said...

Sounds divine. And to not have to worry about cracking...that is awesome!

Summer also knows as the krazy cake lady said...

Oh I remember it! So delicious! Kathy has given me some of my favorite recipes, ex. orange rolls!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious cheesecake haven't put this topping with sour cream before

Heather said...

Awesome! Looks easy and delicious. I've always wanted to try making cheesecake. Usually seems too intimidating but I think I could possibly manage this!

cailen ascher said...

omg cheesecake is one of my all time favorite desserts! and this recipe seems so simple!! thanks for sharing : )

ps great blog! i'm your newest follower.

happy weekend,
cailen

Victoria Oleson said...

My cheesecake always cracks when I make it and it is so frustrating. I can't wait to give this one a try!!

Ellen Yun said...

I'm making this for my hubbs, who's a sucker for a good cheesecake. I'll let you know his reaction. I imagine it'll look like this > :D

Ellen Yun said...

Loved the final product! There's something so delightful about a simple, and well done, cheesecake.

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Baking Addict said...

Looks great!