CHEESE CAKE by Grandma Nell
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.
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- 1 box
- zwiebeck baby crackers (or biscotti)
- 1 stick
- butter, melted
- 1/2 c
- 2 tsp
- cinnamon, ground
- 4 large
- eggs, separated, save the whites
- 1 c
- 2 pkg
- knox gelatin
- 1 c
- 3 pkg
- 8 oz philadelphia cream cheese
- 2 medium
- juice from 2 lemons
- 1/2 pt
- whipping cream
- 1 tsp
- vanilla extract
- 2 can(s)
- cherries, with juice
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.
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).