CHEESE CAKE by Grandma Nell

Al Smith

By
@eltonsmith

Grandma Nell was the greatest cook and mother-in-law. The only thing she ever made that I didn't like was the oyster dressing for Thanksgiving.
I remember one Saturday morning in Camarillo,CA she made this unbelievable Cheese Cake with me watching. We wrote it all down for you.
For Christmas: add 2 cans of cherries with juice to chilled Cheese Cake.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
4 Hr

Ingredients

CRUST

1 box
zwiebeck baby crackers (or biscotti)
1 stick
butter, melted
1/2 c
sugar
2 tsp
cinnamon, ground

FILLING

4 large
eggs, separated, save the whites
1 c
water
2 pkg
knox gelatin
1 c
sugar
3 pkg
8 oz philadelphia cream cheese
2 medium
juice from 2 lemons
1/2 pt
whipping cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract

CHERRY TOPPING

2 can(s)
cherries, with juice

Step-By-Step

1,THE CRUST:
Roll zwiebeck to fine crumbs. Melt butter in sauce pan. Mix cinnamon and sugar with the crumbs. Mix with melted butter. Press into spring-form pan. Put in refrigerator to set. Save some crumbs for the top.
2THE FILLING:
Mix gelatin with 1/2 cup water and set aside.
3Place beaten egg yolks, 1/2 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a double boiler. Cook over hot water, stirring constantly until mixture coats a spoon, like custard.
4Remove from heat. Add gelatin mixture. Cool until lukewarm.
5Place softened cream cheese into mixing bowl. Cream and add custard to the cheese. Mix well.
6Beat egg whites until fluffy. Fold egg whites into the cheese mixture.
7Beat the whipping cream with 1 teaspoon vanilla and fold into mixture. Lastly, add the lemon juice.
8FINISH: After Crust is set, pile filling into crust, add cherries and put saved crumbs on top.
Refrigerate until set (at least 4 hours).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Collection: Grandma's Table